Why does Jesus do what he does?

The beautiful thing about following Jesus is that he doesn’t just want us to copy his outward behaviors, he wants us to become like him completely, understanding why he does what he does by transforming our minds. Instead of looking at life through the question of “what would Jesus do?”, we should be asking, “why would Jesus do what he does?”  Continue reading Why does Jesus do what he does?

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Why?

Every once in a while we need to pause during our busy lives and ask one simple question:

Why?

Why are we doing what we’re doing? What’s the point?

Answering these questions will lead to either one of two things. It could A) remind us of who we are and who God is. We can know that what we’re doing is for good and praise God for his provision. Or B) we can see that the reason we’re doing something is bad and change what we’re doing. 

Obviously this sounds simple, yet it can be hard to put into practice. The easiest part to begin with, though, is to just start asking, why?

Tension

Can you feel the change? Can you feel the wind stirring? 

It’s interesting how we can’t see the wind, but we can see how the wind impacts its surroundings. Some might laugh in ignorance and say that the leaves can move by themselves, but they are only fooling themselves. For there is a cause for everything on this world of ours. If only we could stop looking at all the effects and instead look at the why behind them.

I think I’m going to start asking that question more to people. Why is that? Why is that the way it is? I’m curious as to what people have to say. I want to see why they see the way that they do. I want to stand by the friction and feel its heat. Because at the heart of tension, there’s only one thing that remains to happen:

Change. And it’s up to us as to whether it will be good or bad.