I don't know where to begin this post so, I will begin at the beginning. Twenty one years ago, I made a commitment to follow Christ. I realized that without him life was no life at all. I knew that I was in need of a savior and yet I believed in God- wasn't that enough? NO. God isn't looking for a few good men, he doesn't want just a part of you, he wants ALL of you. He wants a relationship, a personal relationship. How often we try to fit God into our own little box- we think we know how he works and so we make up great things in our minds on what faith is all about and yet we are sooooooooo far from the truth- why? because we don't want to read his word. If we read the bible-we will have to change- you will have to change- and if we are honest with ourselves we don't want to change. Selfishness is America's new mantra. If it feels good do it. Look out for yourself because nobody else will. Anything and everything goes.
When I logged on to the Internet this morning I noticed the news headline. There was a beautiful cross on a hill but next to that picture was another picture. It was the same picture of the cross but the cross had been covered with plywood. It no longer could be seen. This cross was erected 75 years ago in honor of the WWI soldiers but a Federal Court ruled that it violated our constitution! This is what America has turned into. A country founded on Christian principals is slowly dyeing-If this bit of news does not bring you to tears then we are in a sad state!
What do you believe about God? Do you know where you are going once you leave this earth? Do you belive there is more than one road that leads to God? Is faith just some word that you toss around when it is convenient? OR do you know who Jesus really is? Do you know what price he paid on the cross for me and you? It isn't enough to know it. If you don't believe it and ask him into your life then you will not enter into the kingdom.
"Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as Lord but they still will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven. On judgement day many will tell me, Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name." But I will reply, "I never knew you. Go away; the things you did were unauthorized."
How many people walk around saying they believe in God?? Most of America believes in God, yet look at the state of our country! It is illegal to have a cross standing in memory of dead soldiers! Don't wait- if you believe in God- read his word and start living like a believer.
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks the door will be opened.
Knock on that door today!