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It's a Relationship, Not a Magic Show

November 16, 2015, 11:30 AM

Turning to Jesus does not make all your problems in life disappear or magically go away.
Far to often it seems, the message of the church collectively or Christians individually is that if a person will just turn to Christ, then there life will become one of ease. 
The Bible does say “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest”, but we must always remember and share the entire truth and rest of those verses in context. Immediately following that quote comes these words, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from me…for My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
There is still a yoke, and although lightened by the strength of loving God, the Christian life is still work and there is still a weight to be carried.  
There is work, troubles, trials and heartache in the Christian life. With Christ these things do not go away, rather they are simply made possible to endure because of His love, mercy, compassion and Grace.  
We must remember these truths and share them openly else we and others are in danger of being like the seed that falls on rocky soil. The sprout comes up quickly but is soon withered because of the heat of the sun and there is no root. 
We must take root in the reality of Christ and His promises alone. Trust in Him and change your point of view.

Being saved and forever changed by Christ is about a relationship it is not about a magic show.  

God will be all that you need today...He will also be there for all that you need tomorrow.