Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Choosing to Say Yes!

If we say that we share in life with God and keep on living in the dark, we are lying and are not living by the truth. But if we live in the light, as God does, we share in life with each other. And the blood of his Son Jesus washes all our sins away.   If we say that we have not sinned, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth isn't in our hearts.   But if we confess our sins to God, he can always be trusted to forgive us and take our sins away.   If we say that we have not sinned, we make God a liar, and his message isn't in our hearts.

1 John 1: 6 - 11

Telling other people that you are a follower of Jesus Christ does not make you one!  Even telling people about Jesus and the eternal fact that they can be saved through His sacrifice on the Cross does not make you a Christian!  

Jesus is Lord of your life, not because you say “Jesus is Lord,” but rather because you make your life choices based on His Will and His Word rather than your own!  

The “Free Will” that Jesus has given you is simply this:  You can choose to say “no” to God!  But you can also choose to say “YES!”  And when you say YES to God you will be living in the light and are truly a follower of Jesus Christ.

It is not that we should occasionally say YES to the Holy Spirit’s prompting in our lives.  That must be how we live minute by minute!  If you have not heard a Word from God during the past few minutes, then you are not listening!  

“Lord Jesus, help me today, instead of simply telling others about You, let me show them how You walked among men and trusted the Father in everything!  May there be no darkness on the path that I walk this day.  Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever.  Amen.”

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