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By Pastor Dave Jagemann
Chapel of Faith 

Ask the question(s)


January 28, 2021

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Matt. 16:15

So many questions and so much time. We tend, bend and spend towards little purposeful living, with tremendous expectations of our just rewards. Shorting the questions and demanding an abundance in answers with little regard to our needs.

God desires to be known and is best found through our coming to Him with a mind that is willing and able to accept Him on His terms. Jesus asked the disciples “who do you say that I am?” as He knew this question must eventually answered not only by the disciples, but from all.

Each soul seeks the deepest answers that cannot be avoided. Without these inquiries we are subject to pointless confrontations and trying to reinvent ourselves and the universe. Occasional opportunities are taken and quickly wasted as our immediate desires are not met on our terms and the requests become accusations toward something or someone we don’t believe in or care about. Hate, anger and frustration rule the day while ruining relationships as well as hope. Our innermost questions can only be completely answered by coming to the Creator.

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty (inaccessible) things, which you do not know.” Jer. 33:3

God knows our deepest desires as well as our most critical needs. The reconciliation of our life with Him is first and foremost.

The questions that need to be asked are those that take time and effort. The response of the receiver determines the richness, fullness, or poor and empty course of life. Now and forever.

A common occurrence of the inquisitive mind is misdirection and being tentative. Unfortunately, the unwilling spirit will not receive the answers it does not anticipate or desire. God’s response meets a need.

Ask the questions. Who am I? Why am I here and where am I going? The big three are simple yet become problematic when you fabricate a false narrative and force feed that into your heart and soul.

If you have no intention in following what is true, you become victims of your own desires and fail to see the love offered through the blood of Christ. Death for life and life for death. You become nothing but a question without an answer and grow weary in the asking. When you don’t know Christ, you make choices as though this life is all you know. That is not the final answer anyone can live with.

“And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:26


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