What does Jesus Christ want of you today?

 

Revival begins when all eyes are on Jesus, revival ends when all attention is cast on the gifts, blessings, and manifestations of revival. When we ask, “What does Jesus Christ want of me today?” Revival begins in our hearts for that moment, for that hour, for that day. “What does Jesus want of me today?” is the only really important question we need to ask of ourselves each day. The sincere asking of the question,”What does Jesus want of me today?” is the beginning of heart-felt, on-going, personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Revival of church life always brings in its train a richer understanding of the Scriptures. Behind all the slogans and catchwords of ecclesiastical controversy, necessary though they are, there arises a more determined quest for him who is the sole object of it all, for Jesus Christ himself.

What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us to-day? How can he help us be good Christians in the modern world? In the last resort, what we want to know is not, what would this or that man, or this or that Church, have of us, but what Jesus Christ himself wants of us.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship (New York: Touchstone, 1995), 35.

 

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