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LORD, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. (John 6:68)

In our walk with the Lord, we strive to show His nature. Believing we are beyond self-centeredness, we still struggle with our old nature. Our old nature and our submission battle within us. In John 6, many of Jesus' followers proved to be unfaithful. Jesus asked Peter if he would turn away, too. Peter’s reply showed his deep commitment to Christ. He answered, “To whom shall we go?”

We will each come to this point several times in our walk with Jesus. We think we’ve died to ourselves so we can live totally in Christ. Yet we battle the temptation to live the old way. Though it seems nothing’s wrong with that way, it isn’t God’s way.

Paul reminded the Corinthians God doesn’t use the wisdom, might, power, or learning of humankind to lead His people. God uses the foolish, unlearned, and weak things to show His way, to show He’s powerful and wise enough to “best” the leaders of the day when they argue their stance. God can use the foolish and weak in the world to be greater than the wise and strong (1 Corinthians 1:18-31).

When we realize the method used in the natural world would work as well as God’s method did in the past, we must stop, check our desire to leap blindly, and ask God how He wants it done. Nothing can be about ourselves. God can use our weakness to show His strength, and to confound the wise, learned, strong, and noble. We have a choice: the best way, which is God’s way, or a “good” way.


Lord, show us the parts of ourselves we’ve not given to You and give us the courage to follow You completely.


GAIL SURATT DAVIS

Follower of the Lord for 39.5 years. Missionary, Bible study writer and teacher, ESL teacher. Refugee ministry. I like being a wife and parent, reading, teaching, writing, studying, and singing. I love my family. Author of Miracle of Faith and Foundation of Faith: Bible Studies through Deuteronomy.
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