Most people try to tell you that they believe in Jesus and don’t even know anything about Him. He told us that we would have things in this life come against us but He didn’t say they would have to stay. We are suppose to be happy no matter what is happening in our life or coming against us because the Master overcome all those things. So if we will learn who Jesus is, we will be more than a conquer in all things. The only way to find out who Jesus is is to find out and study what He taught, what He said, and what He did. That is who Jesus is, His doctrine.
It is amazing to hear people talk about how much they believe in Jesus and don’t even go to church, don’t even give to the kingdom of God, don’t even read their bible everyday, and don’t even pray everyday. They really don’t realize that they are just not telling the truth, because you cannot believe in Jesus and not do these basic but most important things. If your life is not identified with Christ life, then you are not a Christian (one that talks, acts, and thinks like Jesus).
You might say well “I am trying“, “I am doing my best“, “I will get there“, “I’m hanging in there“, etc. That is your main problem, you are trying to do something, and Jesus wants you to believe in Him, deny yourself, and put faith in what He has already done for you. When you really believe in Jesus, you quit trying to do things for Him and believe what He has done for you. Remember that the best thing that we can do for God, is to embrace everything that He has done for us. He doesn’t want anything from me and you except FAITH. This New Testament life is a life of faith. Without faith it is impossible to please Him. So quit trying to live right, quit trying to live for God, quit trying to do your best, and just put faith in the one that has already done everything for us in Christ.
You might say well now I feel bad after reading this. I would say that if this fits you, then you should feel shame for not being a witness for the Master but that doesn’t have to last long, because you can repent right now (that means you are putting faith in what Jesus did for you and now you are going to let Him live His life through you) and follow Him. If you do this, we will see you in church, giving to the kingdom, studying your bible, and praying. In other words, there will be a significant change that can be seen in your life. If you stay the same, you have not repented. You are just trying to make your conscience feel better. Quit playing games and repent. It is too important to play with. People are watching you and they need someone that will show them Jesus.
Remember that God so loved you and that he gave you Jesus, so that if you believe in Him, His love will not let you stay like you are. When God loves you, He is always sending Jesus to do something in your life to make you more and more like Jesus. He wants to get rid of you, so He can live His life through you to a lost world.
In Christ Love Always