June 6, 2011 § 9 Comments
So I think for many of us we are content with getting by in life. We are content with getting average grades on tests, content with dating an average partner, content with having an average job that requires no effort, and content with having an average relationship with God that is just enough to get us in heaven.
We’re content with just getting into heaven, rather than storing up treasures in heaven.
Engaging your faith allows you to enable your potential. See, we all go to church on easter and christmas- and when a friend invites us or something bad happens we head off to church. Or there’s the type that you go to church every week, but you don’t take any notes or can’t even remember what scripture the preacher used in the sermon yesterday. If we engage our faith by feeding it with Gods word, we enable our calling in life to be revealed to us.
Question: If I confessed I was a sinner, recieved Christ as my Lord and Savior, but never went to church or read the bible…Would I go to heaven?
*However, why would you waste your time believing in something that you never even make an effort with? Why would you register with the republican party, but never vote for a republican candidate? Why would you profess to be a christian, but never do anything about it?
The true difference for your life lies in this question: Why would I serve a god that couldn’t even save himself?
Muhammad, Buddha, and Gandhi couldn’t even save themselves, so why would you live on their principles?
Jesus was strong enough to save himself and the entire world; He conquered death and rose again on the 3rd day.
So why would you waste your time following somebody or something that couldn’t even same themselves? Why are you wasting your life away not acting on the most powerful force that created this world?
The true difference in your life that you have been waiting for; that rescue from fear, the hope, the belonging, the sense of someone caring for you is right in-front of you. Jesus conquered death, so that you could live to be a difference- not sit around and not make a difference. The difference between being a church attendee and being a vessel of God is whether or not you esteem the difference for your life that Jesus gave you when He was crucified.
Many people believe that Jesus was real. Atheist accept that Jesus was once alive, Muslims believe Jesus was once alive, but neither esteem Christ.
When you esteem Christ for what He did, you cherish the pain, agony, and brutal beatings He went through for you.
Why wouldn’t you give your all to the person that gave you His all by going through more pain and agony than you can even think of?
You’re willing to give up your thoughts, actions, and money to people in this world that wouldn’t even stand up for you if someone was making fun of you- they don’t even care about you one bit. Jesus gave his entire life just for you and you don’t even give him the time of day.
The true difference in your life is whether you esteem Christ for what He did or if you believe and accept what He did.
Matthew 6:20 – But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
Galatians 2:20 -I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money