When I look at Jesus’ life, He left LOTS of results: healings, redemption, restoration, forgiveness, resurrection and BOATLOADS more!!! It seems to me that wherever Jesus went, He left a trail of astounding, outrageous and highly desirable results. Because of these results, He was quite popular. Get around Jesus and:
- your blindness will be removed;
- your brokenness will be repaired;
- your deafness will be healed;
- your death will be resurrected along with SO MUCH MORE!
Like the people in Jesus’ day, I think we all want these things in our lives. But also like the people in Jesus’ day, I’m not so sure that we always want the Cause of these results. In actual truth, Jesus had very few followers compared to the amazing number of fans who liked Him for His results. When we become legitimate followers of Jesus, we are continually changing and making adjustments so that Jesus can have more maneuvering space in our lives – increasing His presence / Cause and His effects 🙂
Don’t settle for the special effects when you can have the Original Cause 🙂