PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 8:27-30
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah.’” (Mark 8:29)
God had promised for centuries that a Messiah (Lord , Saviour) would come.
I can say that for myself, Jesus is my Lord and Saviour.
He is my constant Friend, Guide, Leader, Helper, in very real, very practical ways.
For myself, this is so real, yet I meet people – even Christians – who don’t find this.
I try to explain it to them, so they can rely on Jesus through their struggles.
But they look at me funny, or say ‘it’ doesn’t work for them, or smile and say little.
It is dawning on me again that I cannot say it for others, only for myself.
And just as Peter’s response was based on his experience…
And my response is based on my experience…
I have to pray that Jesus would give these others an experience of Himself.
Until God reveals Jesus to their heart, I cannot do it.
I thank the Lord that He has revealed Himself to me.
As a Jesus follower, it is not my job to convince you… only to confess to you.
To answer Jesus’ question for myself, and pray that His Spirit will convince them.
Lord, I want others to know You as Friend, Guide, Leader and Helper in very real, personal way. May Your Spirit convince others through me.