The Bible says a time will come in which people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, and lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, and I believe we are living in these times as countless people have their backs turned to the Lord and their hearts and lives turned to evil and live for self instead of for the Lord as we were created to do. This is wreaking havoc on this world, and I believe we are all being negatively impacted by this in one way or another. This world is clearly falling apart as we can see in the news not to mention when we look all around us, and each of us has a choice.
We can turn from our sins, believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and in His death and resurrection, and truly turn to God and His ways, be forgiven and receive the promise of forever life with God and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and go forward living for the Lord according to His ways. Or, we can continue in our sin and rebellion, reject Jesus Christ as Lord, and end up in hell and the lake of fire in forever torment apart from God. The only way to heaven and forever with God instead of hell is through Jesus and a life devoted to Him.
But this is not the only choice we have. We have the choice to be totally devoted followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and be on fire to love and serve God with every ounce of our hearts. Or, like countless people in the world right now, we can proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and call ourselves Christians but fail to make the Lord number one in our lives and be lukewarm in our faith in Him and love toward Him.
I have made a resolution, and I invite you to do the same. I have resolved to be a totally devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. To love, serve, honor, fear, revere, adore, praise, worship, obey, repent when I need to, serve, and glorify the Lord with every ounce of my heart and to give the Lord 100% in fulfilling the life’s calling He has given me.
And, as part of my resolution, it is my heart’s cry to love the Lord passionately, fervently, adoringly, and zealously and to learn to love others as myself NO MATTER THE COST TO MY FLESH. No matter the sacrifice I am called to make, no matter what and whom I am called to forsake, I am resolved to live as best I possibly can totally sold out to the Lord. And completely committed to receive the fulness of His love for me, to love Him to no end in return, and to love people all around the world unconditionally with the love of Jesus no matter how hard, scary, overwhelming, uncomfortable, costly to my flesh, etc. living and loving like this may be!
“Lord, help me love!” I have cried out to Him many a time, and I have no plans to stop crying out to Him with this prayer.
I was long since told God will enable us to do what He calls us to do.
He commands us to love, and by the love, grace, mercy, strength, power, wisdom, counsel, comfort, and teaching of the Holy Spirit who lives inside His followers, we can – and should – love, love, and love.
Summed up, my resolution is to be a totally devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ and to love with His love.
Would you like to join me in this love resolution? Oh, may it be so!
Oh, God, help every person who ever comes across this message and myself to be totally devoted followers of you now and forevermore! And, oh, God, no matter what our flesh has to say about it day by day and moment by moment, help us to LOVE in obedience to your greatest commands, oh Lord! I believe you hear my cry! And I believe you will answer! And I pray this, too, for people all around the world! I know not all will repent and turn to you and take on this resolution, but I still ask you to bring this to pass oh Lord. It is their choice. It is the choice we all have. Help us to make the right decision, oh Lord. Send laborers worldwide to share the Good News about you, equip and strengthen them and keep them safe, sound, healthy, and ready at all times to do the work to which you have called them. Lead people to repentance all around the world, oh Lord. And help us all, my readers and myself, and all people everywhere, to hear and obey you, oh Lord. Oh, God, hear my cry for this world! Please dear God, have mercy upon us all. Bring revival! Bring awakening! Teach us your ways! Teach us to love! Teach us to humble ourselves before you and to obey you in all matters. Help us to desire to bring you glory, honor, praise, joy, and pleasure, dear God! Help us to love you with every ounce of our hearts and to love one another. Oh, God, how we need you! Baptize your followers with the Holy Spirit, and by your Spirit, dear God, enable us to love and glorify and worship you each and every day and forevermore, oh Lord, AMEN! Thank you, dear Father, thank you for hearing and responding to this cry of my heart according to your perfect will, dear God, AMEN!
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” 2 Timothy 3:1-5
““Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”” Matthew 22:36-40
““And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked— I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.” Revelation 3:14-19
“and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.” 2 Corinthians 5:15