Jesus’ Fuel

29 Jun

We believe that the closer we get to godliness, the fewer needs we will have. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. There’s nothing more heartwarming to a father than to express his love when asked for something He longs to provide for his children… He not only loves it when you ask, but He waits with expectation for you to ask because your asking fulfills his desire to provide for the one He loves. Any time you admit your helplessness, God is inspired the same way I am with my children. Your vulnerability shakes Him at the deepest, most inner part of his heart. Jesus told the people that He came not for those who didn’t need Him, but for those who did. The thing that compels Him to come was needs. Helplessness was the fuel that drove Jesus to do what He did.

Darin Hufford

The Misunderstood God, Windblown, 2009, 77.

One Response to “Jesus’ Fuel”

  1. febe kuey June 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    I don’t know if I agree with that last line that says, “helplessness was the fuel that drove Jesus to do what he did” Jesus says “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.(Jn 5:19)” What drove Jesus was love and obedience first to the Father and then love for us. Yes he was/is moved by us, but to say that our helplessness fueled his actions?…I don’t think so. And now we are once for all united with him, one with him. The relationship has changed. Provision is part of the package called the new creation/new man. Yes it is given by the Father who at the Cross demonstrates that he holds nothing back from the ones he loves.

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