Monthly Archives: May 2016

To Be Like Jesus

Galatians 3:27   For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

 

A Christian believes that Jesus is the Son of God. In addition, he or she should desire to be like Christ. To be united with Christ means to be one with Jesus, and is a statement of a Christian’s partnership with Jesus in communicating to other in our walk and our talk, what he is like. The hearts and action of Christians are to be the same as that of Jesus Christ. Our lives should characterize the tenderness, compassion, unity and love of Jesus and we should have a desire to serve others. What should be absent are selfish ambitions and vain conceit. God understands that doing these things will not be easy. But neither was Jesus’ journey to the cross. Jesus was “obedient unto death” knowing that his sacrifice would ultimately result in restoring man’s broken relationship with God. God wants Christians to be obedient to the same degree, knowing that this will fulfill His purpose for our lives and work out or finish what was started when we first put our faith in Jesus.

Being one with Christ should result in a desire to be like Christ. This in turn should lead to a commitment to be obedient. The net result should be a life that reflects Christ character, one where our attitude and actions are a good reflection on God. Like Noah’s ark, there is only one door into salvation, and that door is Jesus, and only those inside Christ spiritual body, His Church, will be saved when the flood of judgment comes. The Fathers will is that none will be lost, let us live a life that leads all men to the salvation of the Lord.

Do You Know Enough To Truly Believe

John 6:69 “And we believe and are sure that thou art the Christ, the son of the living God”
 

Do you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God?  Is your belief  a committment to follow Him. Is your belief one of total surrender, or is it just the fact that you believe that Jesus lived, died and rose again, but not strong enough to bring you to action. Do you know enough about the Lord to truly believe.

 

People it is a must to learn about the Lord. How can you trust Him if you don’t know Him.Yes what mommy and grand mommy,and even daddy tells you is good, but you have to know God personally and for yourself. Paul scolded the Corinthian Christians for their un spiritual attitudes and conduct. He explained that their problems were cause partly by some of them having too little knowledge of God’s ways. Most of the division the church now suffers, is from our lack of knowledge and  understanding of the knowledge we think we have about our Lord.  We cannot properly honor and serve God or his Son, Jesus Christ, unless we have knowledge of his will.We aquire that knowledge through regular, diligent Bible study.We must study to show ourselves approved unto God, that we might truthfully live the word of truth. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that we may be complete and thoroughly equipped for every good work. It is through our knowledge of God and his word that we are equipped to do that which he calls us to do.

 

Think about your relationship with Christ. How much time do you truly spend with Him.If He was to do with you the way you do Him, would you feel like you were in a good relationship with Him?

I Will Trust Him

Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him

The Lord knows them which are His, and his eye is always on them. Time, place, speech, or the way we dress cannot obscure his vision or dull his hearing. He can discern Daniel in the den; Jonah lodged in the belly of the fish, Peter in prison, Lazarus wrapped in rags, or Abel rolled in Blood. He can call them by name, and send his angels to comfort them, for God knows those that are His.

 

Many talk about trusting God, however the truth shines in that great day of trouble. The true believer is calm and quiet in his God, and takes refuge in His strong tower. Everybody can find a bird’s nest in the winter when the trees are bare, but what about when the green leaves hide them. The believers faith and life is put on displayed by adversity. The true believer shines in times of tribulation, for His trust lies within the Lord.

Do you truly trust in the Lord? Now I am not talking about saying you trust Him , but do you live in your trust of Him? Does the trials and tribulations of life cause you to seek comfort in things of this world?

Give It All To Jesus

1Kings 10:2 “And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart”.

It sometimes can be a unwise thing to pour your heart out to someone, Samson found this out the hard way as he bore all to Delilah. Yet if we could meet with Solomon who could solve all our difficulties, we might wisely do so. But we have one with us now who is greater and wiser than Solomon in Jesus, who is incarnate wisdom.The problem is ,when it comes to Jesus we are all to silent,and with our worldly friends we talk way too much, just look at some of the stuff we see daily on social networks. This is an Evil that must be changed.

We ought to share with Jesus all that is in our heart, when we neglect to be intimate with him we cheat ourselves out of a blessing. He said cast all your cares upon him. He is inviting us to talk and share with him. To conceal anything from so true a friend betrays the friendship as shows that there is something wrong to be hide. It shows a lack of confidence in his love, his sympathy, and even his ability to fix what ever the situation. Between the bride and the bridegroom there can be no secrets or the love will be  hurt,the marriage shaky. Besides how can you keep something from Him who knows all things. He knows our sorrows, our joys, our service,our plans, our successes and our failures, he understands our desires, our fears our loves and our mysteries, but he wants us to trust and love him enough to share them with him, he is the savior of all that will hinder us from his eternal peace and his everlasting rest. There is more to letting Jesus into your life than just opening your heart, you must give him your heart and all that lies within it.
The believer must draw near with full assurance of faith, come and tell him all your wants and desires freely, without concealing anything from him, for that shows a distrust and lack of faith.The stronger the faith is, the more the heart will share and it will share more completely. Is there anything you want you cannot tell the Lord? Is there any sin you feel you cannot confess before him, any person in your heart you haven’t share with Jesus.Think of all the hurt and pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Open your heart, share your heart, give him your heart, Jesus never fails……..