Fresh Hope – 4th April 2016

Self-drive hire is a great way to transport your goods from one place to another.

Maybe you’ve done exactly that when you moved a piece of furniture or moved to a new house.

For a relatively small charge, you get to hire a van for a day. You get to drive something new that has really cost you a fraction of the price of the vehicle and then hand it back when you’re done.

It makes me think of the way we often treat Jesus. We want Him for a day when we need Him, but not so much when it’s costly over the long term.

Taking Jesus as Saviour means that you receive Him into your life because He has paid the price for you…but what about making Him Lord?

Lord means master or leader. Comfortable now? Maybe not. We kind of want a self-drive hire arrangement, in that we don’t want to bear any substantial cost, but we still want to be in the driving seat; a kind of arrangement that says I want to be saved, but I still want my own way.

Maybe you’ve never been challenged about giving up your own ways, desires, habits thus allowing Jesus to take full control?

Let this verse from the New Testament become something that you allow to speak into your life today and everyday.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ‘Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honour God with your bodies.’

Pastor Mark

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