I was thinking about something really enormous God made clear He wants me to do when suddenly it dawned on me I could just say, “NO thank you God!”
I used to live like that you know. I picked and chose when I wanted to obey God. I was like a little lord over my little life.
Praise God He set me straight.
Long ago God used a woman to help me see there is a difference between believing Jesus Christ is Lord and following Jesus Christ as Lord.
Heaven and a forever relationship with God are not for those who simply intellectually believe Jesus is Lord and who call Him Lord and who go to church and wear a cross and call themselves Christians and own a few Bibles and have Christian friends and such.
Heaven and a forever relationship with God are for those who TURN from our sins, who BELIEVE in Jesus Christ as Lord and in HIs death and resurrection, who TURN to God and His ways and His will, who are filled with and led by God’s Holy Spirit, and who FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST – as LORD! In essence, who LIVE FOR JESUS. Simply put, who LIVE IN OBEDIENCE TO GOD ALMIGHTY!
Where do you stand, friend?
We are not on this earth to live for self and to act like little lords over our little lives and to say, “No thank you, God!” when we don’t feel like obeying God.
We are here to believe in, love, adore, praise, worship, honor, glorify, sing to, serve, obey, experience, enjoy, and glorify the Lord forever and ever, AMEN!
When God tells us to do something, there is only one right way to answer.
There is ONE true God. There is ONE true Lord. There is ONE we are to live for. There is ONE we are to follow. There is only ONE way to heaven. His name is THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Glory be to the Lord forever, AMEN!
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”” Acts 4:12 NKJV
“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9 NKJV
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 NKJV
“”But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great.”” Luke 6:46-49 NKJV