Children ask the question “why?” a lot. My eight year old uses that word frequently in our conversations, in fact she used it 6 times in the car ride home tonight alone. When children ask why it shows their curiosity in the world around them. As an adult we find ourselves asking the same question but we are usually seeking the why in what God is doing around us. So many women that I have come into contact with have created a barrier wall between them and God. Their why questions sound something like….”Why would He love me?” or “Why would He use me?”but I think one of the why questions that so many struggle with is “Why should I follow Him?” It is a why question that we all ask ourselves at some point.
Read John 6:37-40 ( I like to read these from the amplified version) Jesus himself is speaking, He says those who come to Him, He will not cast out or ever reject because He did not come to do His will but the will of the Father. At some point in our lives rejection will happen, but it will never come from Christ if we have surrendered our lives and followed after Him. God’s will, He says in verse 39 “that I should not lose any of all that He has given me, but that I should give new life and raise them up on the last day.” When we follow after Him, not only will He never reject us but He will give us new life. I honestly can’t help but think of one of my new favorite worship songs by United Pursuit, my favorite part says “since your love got a hold of me, I am new creation, I am forever changed.”
New life = new creation in Christ
So when we follow after God with a surrendered life, He will never reject us, He will give us new life and He will give us Eternal Life. “For this is my Father’s will and His purpose that everyone who sees the son, and believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Him should have eternal life, and I will raise Him up at the last day.” There is more to this everyday than just right now, there is an eternity waiting for us, an eternity that God Himself set in motion. Jesus Christ came to earth to ensure that when He draws us to Him, and we lay our lives down and follow after Him, He gives us eternal life. We can talk about following God all day but if He has drawn us to Him and we have neglected to say, “Yes” to Christ, and we neglect to surrender our all to Him….nothing apart from Christ can change us. How are you going to respond when Christ says, “Come to me”?