Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Do You Live a Life that Says "Jesus lives here"?
Do You Live a Life that Says "Jesus lives here"?
My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.
Lord Jesus, both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason You, Lord, are not ashamed to call us brethren, saying, “I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.” In You, Jesus, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. I am Your friend, Jesus, if I do whatever You command me. Blessed are we who hear the word of God and keep it! Not everyone who says to You, “Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of Your Father in heaven. Your food, Jesus, is to do the will of Him who sent You. If I say that I have fellowship with You, and walk in darkness, I lie and do not practice the truth. Whoever keeps God’s word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him.
Lord Jesus, throughout this day—throughout my life— may I follow Your Word and do God’s will, relying on You each step of the way.
LUKE 8:21; HEBREWS 2:11–12; GALATIANS 5:6; JOHN 15:14; LUKE 11:28; MATTHEW 7:21; JOHN 4:34; 1 JOHN 1:6; 1 JOHN 2:5
Dr. David Jeremiah Life-Changing Moments with God
Whatever in your world that excites you says much about what is important to you.
What you spend your time doing, in both the public and in private, will impact everything about how the world sees you.
If the world never sees you living out your salvation in Christ Jesus, then, my Dear Reader, you are blowing it in living for Jesus.
We might have heard the phrase in our lives of "garbage in garbage out".
In reading more in Ezekiel today I see even more of the reprehensible acts of the Jewish leaders and the city of Jerusalem.
They did some grossly abominable acts that the Lord Jesus spelled out in this book. We live in this great modern age with all kinds and sorts of abominations as well and fail to recognize them as such, just as those written of thousands of years ago.
Mankind in all time periods will be without excuse before God regardless of worldly innovation for their acceptance or their rejection of salvation through Christ Jesus alone for it.
Was reading another devotional about the Apostle Paul. About how people saw one view of him in person and another in his writing. He goes on to say that the reality is he is both.
We put on display for all the world to see just where we are in Christ, in just how much we have grown in Christ, by our words, and actions.
Is Jesus seen in your life by others? Do you speak in such a way that people know that God's made a difference in your life? Do they hear nothing but Spiritually worthless dribble from you that's to do with useless worldy things?
Do they see you dressed in accordance with a follower of God or do they see you displaying your desire to follow worldly idols? Truth be known if the passion, emotions and feelings that come from us, that belong to Christ, that now go to things or people in this world it means we are idolaters.
The Scriptures point it out very plainly you cannot serve, that is to give your all, to both God and anything or anyone in this world.
My life, as you might be gathering from these posts, has been turned on its ear in the last few months. Learning to separate even farther from things and ideas and ideology that I wasn't aware of needing separation from. Learning to let go of aspects of my life that were in conflict with things that the Spirit was wanting to do in me.
I can sense that He's not done yet.
My reputation is worthless in this life if people see only the world in me.
My reputation is only worth something if people see Jesus in me.
We don't get a life to live for Jesus a second time. We live but once and then comes eternity for all.
If people cannot see Jesus in you, what do they see?
There's only one thing left that can be seen, the world.
You can't have a "group hug" between God, you and the world.
The Bible says that our God is a jealous God. That He desires our all. Look around your world. Look at what excites you. Look at your everything.
Does it tell the world that Jesus is your hope, your salvation, your all?
Does it show them that if they want to hear more about Jesus, to just ask?
Does your life show it? There's a reason why repentance is so vitally important to the Christian life. There's a reason why Jesus taught us to be in the world but not of the world.
Someone walks into your house, looks at you too, will all that adorns both say that Jesus is here?
You must decide. It's not for me or anyone else to decide. But I refuse to be a walking billboard for anything in this world. I will not wear clothing or merchandise that promotes anything in this world. If I wear shirts they will either be plain or point someone to something about God or possibly poke fun at myself. I do not adore or follow after sports of any kind. Those, in the reality of the Scriptures to me, are among the most visible idols in this world. Even the NFL basically agrees in statements about its own organization. I have to fight to keep from wasting the moments God gives because this world wants it all from us.
This culture in which you and I live teaches people to find and live out whatever brings you the most joy, even if you have to force its acceptance regardless of whether it is called sin in God's eyes or not.
To be truthful it will cost you. Jesus said that it would.
It will cost you family and friends.
It will cost you your social position and status.
It will cost you here but as the Bible says your reward in Heaven will be great.
What does your life say about you? Does it show that Jesus lives there?