Sunday devotion 2024

Immediate Results ~ Sunday Devotion

Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading. John 6:21 (NIV)

We’ve grown accustomed to immediate results. Have a question? A Google search will give you the answer in seconds. Need something to eat? Hit the drive-thru. Even Amazon will deliver within hours, and I can order groceries in the morning and pick them up that afternoon. We rarely have to wait. 

We want it, and we want it now. Kind of sounds like a child, doesn’t it? 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers reading today. If you have ever cared for a child, you know that their cries indicate they want something tended to, and they want immediate results. I’m hungry. Feed me now! My diaper is a mess. Change me now! I’m bored. Entertain me now! I’m sleepy. Get ready for a fight now. Ha! I think you’re getting the point. 

No amount of weight loss will provide the peace and freedom you seek. If you want immediate results, invite Jesus to step into your life. Share on X

We are impatient from the time we’re born. We want immediate results to whatever it is we desire. This is evident in our pursuit of weight loss. We feel insecure. We want to lose weight now. It’s almost time for our beach vacation. We want a bikini body now. We have a baby. Give me my body back now. 

Then what do we do? We waste money on a diet that promises immediate results but inevitably fails to deliver. Since there is an endless amount of plans, pills, and programs, we try one after the other. Deep down, we know it’s too good to be true, but we’re desperate, so we’ll buy and try anything for any amount of money just to lose weight. Because we believe the lie that weight loss is the answer. 

We believe that weight loss will immediately give us peace and freedom. If only we lose weight, we’ll feel loved and accepted. But we’re approaching it all wrong. We’re going to the wrong place for results. 

When a child cries, she learns that Mom is going to be there to care for her and therefore help her get the results she needs. Our Heavenly Father is the only one who will provide immediate results. Do you want peace? Do you desire freedom? Do you want to feel loved and accepted? No amount of weight loss will give you that. Only Jesus can provide those things for you. 

Action Step: Let Jesus step into your life like He did the boat, and you’ll immediately feel His presence. He will safely guide you to where you need to go. 

Happy Sunday! 

 

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