Not Enough Room
Today we are looking at John chapter 21 verse 25. This verse says “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.”
When we read God’s word, it in turn “reads us”. When this happens, it in turn guides us; we can use the lives of the people in the Bible, to see what God has and is going to do in our own lives.
Because of what this verse says; we all need to be stirred with a story, a story that needs to be told. Jesus is not doing “many things”. We all have things he has done in our lives; and we all have a book to be written. We all have a Gospel about how God has been good!
When’s the last time you have thought about how you came to Christ? When’s the last time you thought about what he has done in your life?
The goodness of God leads people to repentance. When we see how good he is, and see how bad we were doing. It’s like a relationship; and getting a rebound— the next one is always “better”.
Repentance is not forgiveness; repentance is changing your way of thinking. It is the highest level of thinking. Repentance is thinking God’s way. The only thing that keeps us thinking this way, is to remember everything he has done in and through our lives.
The world is not big enough to hold all of the books of everything God has done.
How do you survive a trial? Remember- there’s a story being written. Instead of asking “Why is this happening?”, ask “God why did I survive it?”
You always turn to something less when you don’t understand how great you are.
God is writing your story; and he’s not done with the chapter you are in. A good story has a little bit of drama, a little bit of pain, a villain and a hero; and takes time to write.
There is always God behind the curtain. The problem is sometimes we quit counting; and go from counting to complaining. The more we complain, the less likely we are to remember how good he is. One thing you need to know, is that in your story whether or not you surrender, he will continue to sow seeds. Just because you don’t see the fruit, doesn’t mean he isn’t planting the seeds.
Like in farming— the farmer doesn’t get mad at what the seed isn’t. The farmer does things right on the front end, to make sure that on the back end. the seed comes out correctly. God is like this; planting seeds on the front end so that when we come out on the back end, we come out changed.
Goodness is designed to take us to God; not just so that we have a good life.
Sometimes God wants to catch you so he can protect you. We often misdiagnose what God is doing. But it’s often for our good; not for our destruction like we may think. God speaks to let us know that our life is being written no matter what chapter we are in.
At the end of the book; if you are with Jesus, You will win.