Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Living on this ole crazy earth we tend to get our focus wrong, so I want to remind you this morning of where our focus as followers of Christ must be!!!
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
We are on this earth for just a short time compared to eternity and that is why God’s word tells us to keep our focus on the eternal things not the temporal things of this earth! It is so easy to get wrapped up on the things of this world, that is what the devil wants to do! Don’t be tricked and stay focused on the things of God and that will matter for eternity!
Is your focus right?
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Since the life of Christ on earth persecution and being made fun of has happened to the follower of Jesus. If one never faces these things one must check and see if He is doing the work Christ has called us to do in spreading the gospel. I know of no one who was bust about the Father’s business that has not faced opposition!
So we must remember our Savior’s words:
Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Our reward is not here on earth but in our home in heaven! Rejoice! Let us remain faithful to our calling until Jesus comes to take us home for it is great joy to please the Father!
Monday, December 5, 2016
Jesus made it very clear, that a true follower of His will love Him above all else and there is a heavy cost in following Him. Read here:
Luke 14:25-27 Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Do you love Jesus so much more than anyone else that your love for them is like hate? Thats what Jesus is calling us too here. Are you willing to pay the cost of following Him no matter what it is? Death, prison, lack of popularity, lack of material things, going where ever He says, ect.?
So again we must ask ourselves...Is Jesus our first love?