Saturday, July 23, 2016
What I wish I knew when I first believed
I want to share with you what I wish I knew when I first believed in Jesus Christ, when I first repented and was baptized in water. It is not about church, it is not about Bible knowledge, it is not about fellowship with other Christians. It is all about Jesus Christ and Him alone.
Jesus Christ is the WAY. Jesus Christ is LORD. He is ALIVE. He is not far away. He is CLOSE to us and He wants to live IN us. He wants to give His Spirit to be IN and WITH us. He wants to guide us and teach us. His sheep hear His voice. They LISTEN to Him and they FOLLOW Him. All that matters is our RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ. Knowing Him, following Him every day, waiting on Him, seeking Him in prayer, expecting Him, trusting Him and seeing Him in our lives. He guides our footsteps. He directs our paths, He supplies in all our needs. He keeps us from stumbling, He cares for us but we fail to see Him in our lives. We have never learned to LISTEN to Him. We have never learned to look out for Him. We have never learned to seek Him with all our heart, wait on Him in prayer UNTIL He speaks to us. He is ALIVE. I did not know those things and many believers do not know it. To them Jesus Christ is far away. To them being a Christian is knowing the Bible, debating the Bible, going to church. It is not about that. It is about being lead by the Holy Spirit of God, about knowing Jesus Christ intimately and following Him every day, asking His wisdom in everything, waiting on Him, going to Him with everything, all our needs, all our desires, all our fears, all those things that we do not understand.
Jesus Christ is ALL we need. We must first seek HIM, seek His righteousness, seek to be pleasing to Him, seek to hear His voice. If we draw closer to Him, He will draw closer to us and He will reveal Himself to us, the Living God IN us, WITH us, every moment.
Have you met Jesus Christ, the Living God? Have you come to know His voice? Do you listen to Him? Do you follow Him? Do you experience Him, every moment of your life, knowing that He cares. He is with you, He sees, He knows everything. Do you know Him for REAL? Have you come to KNOW Jesus Christ for REAL? He is ALIVE. Seek Him with all your heart and you will find Him.
May Jesus bless you.