Are Interested in Jesus?
By Greg Sanders
We live in a day where interests in Spiritual things are at an all-time high. If you just glance at the TV listings for the week you will see shows about spiritual issues and supernatural occurrence. Interest seems to be soaring. However, at the same time, it seems commitment to God seems to be lacking.
In his book The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard says, “There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you are interested in doing something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses.” As I read the Bible I discover over and over again that Jesus continually calls people to complete commitment. There are always crowds coming and going but the attendance never seems to really bother Him. He keeps calling for people to follow Him.
John 6:66 says, “From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.” Many people are leaving and Jesus turns His attention to those closest to Him and asks, “Do you want to leave too?” Here again we see that Jesus more concerned about the commitment of the few than the applause or the size of the crowd. Jesus is not looking for people who are merely interested in Him our curious about Him. He welcomes them, but He desires they move into a place of commitment. He is looking for people who are committed to Him. It is only in a fully committed relationship to Christ that we continue to experience His transformation in our life.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t mistake interest for commitment. Move beyond interest into full commitment to Jesus.