People sometimes say they do not need love. They hope it is a sign of strength. Sadly, all it shows is a fear of getting hurt, and the result is a hollow life. Claiming we do not need Jesus is similar, and even sadder.
No one could survive a moment without God. He holds the entire universe together, including every atom in your body. You are like a delicate fish in a fishbowl, imagining it needs no one because it thinks it is simply the nature of food to suddenly appear everyday and that water quality, temperature and air take care of themselves. For years you have acted like a bloodsucker, taking everything you can from your Maker and more or less treating him as if he does not exist. In an enormous display of patience God has let you abuse his kindness, giving you chance after chance to come to your senses. Your time, however, is running out.
You might survive a month without eating (but who would want to?). To live for years, however, you must have food. You might survive a hundred years without surrendering to God (though it would be a tragic waste). But to live forever, you must yield to Jesus.
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Christianity is like a crutch? Well hop over here and let us talk about it.
More than a crutch, it is a whole new set of legs. A living relationship with Jesus makes everything else look like a crutch. It is power to face problems head on. The transformation is like a machine with nearly dead batteries being plugged into a new power source.
Jesus fills the unfillable hole within us. He makes us whole. He meets our deepest needs. As pianos were made to be played, we were made for Jesus. As the wonders locked within a musical instrument are revealed only when it is in the hands of a musician, Jesus alone releases our full potential.
Everything anyone has ever enjoyed springs from Godís creative skill and generosity. Like babies, non-Christians take everything from God and in the height of selfishness give their Maker not so much as a thankyou in return. To become a Christian is to come of age. It is to take up your responsibilities with the One to whom you owe everything.
Until we face our spiritual need, we are shutting our eyes to reality, like burns victims smashing mirrors; like people in a dark prison backing away from sunlight streaming through an open door. (John 3:19) Christians are very ordinary people who dared face the spiritual need the rest of us fearfully hide within us. Through Jesus they somehow found the courage to push against the flow of popular opinion and to say good-bye to their favorite sins and try to break the grip of almost life-long habits. They put their life on the line and to their surprise found the warm presence of God.