my heart’s greatest desire is that people will begin to see how real Jesus is. we have this idea that he didn’t actually die for us, that God is just someone up in the sky who when we’re in trouble pray to and He’ll help us. we have all this misconceptions of God and unbelief of what truly happened. that we begin to live as though He isn’t truly real. we don’t take His word seriously and live our lives according to our plans, hoping that God will bless us through it all.
“if you were to take scissors and cut out every verse of the Bible you didn’t live by, what would your bible look like?” The Hole in the Gospel
what would your Bible look like? would you even have a Bible left? our biggest mistakes as followers, is that most of us don’t believe truthfully in the word of God, we don’t believe His promises and that He truly does love us. If we did we would be thrilled to tell our friends about this love and gift that we have been given, but yet most of us don’t even tell our friends about our beliefs. we don’t even live as though we believe He is real. how can other’s come to know Jesus or even feel His love if we aren’t living it out or sharing His love? people don’t care so much about words that we say but how we act. we need to show Jesus through our lives without even speaking. does Jesus shine through you? can other’s see something different about you? if not, what is holding you back?
don’t let fear discourage you from living how Jesus calls us to, I pray that you will begin to seek Him deeper, that you will pray and read His word, asking for understanding, knoweldege and insight. as you seek, He will reveal to you His truth in ways you have never seen it before. pray for boldness and He will indwell in you a spirit of courage. don’t fear the world, for Jesus says “if the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first…” (John 15:18-16:4) don’t conform to the ways of the world, Jesus has sacrificed His life so we can rise above our own desires and take on His character and the Holy Spirit. we are to be ambassadors, imitators, examples of Christ through our actions, words, thoughts and character. we are to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives, are you bearing fruit of righteousness and holiness?
may you stand apart from the world, not trying to meet the approval of man, but the approval of God. for although men judge, God is the ultimate judge and the only one we should fear with a healthy, Godly fear. may you continue to pray, asking for Him to equip you with that you need to do His will, may He ignite in you a passion to serve Him, share His love and His truth with those around you. that is God’s will, that no man shall perish without coming to know Him…think of your friends, family, people that you meet everyday who are spirituall dead well you are alive. may we start a revival within the world of preaching the Gospel and saving those around us for Christ.
May today you be blessed so richly and search for God and allow Him to indwell in you the fullness of His power and truth in and through you.
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19