“Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he raised from the dead. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.” John 12:9-11
What is your personal testimony that draws you to Jesus? How, when, and what circumstances did He touch your heart to convince you He is Lord?
We all have a beginning of our faith. Even if you were raised in church from the cradle there has to be a time when you interacted with Jesus on a personal level and welcomed Him into your life as Savior.
As days go by and hardships intrude upon the peace that drew us to believe in Him, space opens up and that initial faith that was once strong may take a blow, making one feel disparaged and weaker than before. What then?
If you will allow me, let me draw your mind back to that beginning faith. There’s an old song that says,
“Take me back, Take me back dear Lord
To the place where I first received You
Take me back, Take me back dear Lord where I
first believed” (Andrae Crouch/Take Me Back Lyrics/Lyricsmode.com)
Every once in a while our faith needs a spiritual tune-up. We need to remember why we believe. We need our personal revelation of heart to center us anew on our Savior.
Lazarus’ raising from the dead may have encouraged some to embrace the way of this faith in his day, but what swayed you? Through the trials and storms remember why you believe. Remember what He has done for you before and let those sweet memories pick your heart up and carry you closer to Jesus today.