I AM AN 80 YEAR OLD MALE, BORN AGAIN, CHRISTIAN WITH A LOVE FOR JESUS. I DO NOT GET OUT MUCH ANYMORE BUT FIND THAT TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE LOVE JESUS HAS FOR THEM IS NOT ONLY WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO BUT SOMETHING THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.
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"HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO JESUS?" BY DAVID MCMILLEN
HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO JESUS?
ARE YOU GIVING ENOUGH OF YOUR TIME TO JESUS? I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS OUT THERE THAT CAN TAKE OUR FOCUS OFF OF HIM BUT WE JUST CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN. SATAN WILL DO EVERY THING IN HIS POWER TO LEAD US ASTRAY BUT IT IS OUR JOB IS TO SEE THAT WE STAY IN GOD'S WORD. HE SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD.
A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE THIS BUT CHRISTIANS DO HAVE FUN. I HAVE MORE FUN AT A GOOD BIBLE STUDY CLASS THEN I EVER DID WHEN I PLAYED POKER AND I HAVE MORE FUN IN CHURCH THAN I EVER DID WHEN I WOULD SIT IN A BAR DRINKING. IT IS WHERE WE CHOOSE TO BE AND WHAT WE ARE FOCUSING ON. .
LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT. WE HAVE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BUT WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE ACT LIKE ONE. I AM PROUD OF MY LOVE FOR JESUS. I WAS IN SALES MOST OF MY LIFE AND AT FIRST WHEN I WOULD TALK ABOUT JESUS, PEOPLE WOULD PRETTY MUCH LEAVE ME ALONE. THE MORE I WOULD MENTION JESUS, JUST IN CONVERSATION, THE MORE AT EASE PEOPLE BECAME AROUND ME. THEY KNEW WHERE I STOOD AND IT GOT TO WHERE IF SOMEONE WAS HAVING A PROBLEM, THEY WOULD ASK ME TO PRAY FOR THEM. I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAY, "OH YES, I WILL PRAY FOR YOU", AND THEN FORGET ABOUT IT. I WOULD PRAY FOR THEM RIGHT THERE IN THEIR SHOP, THEIR STORE OR WHEREVER WE WERE. PEOPLE WANT WHAT WE HAVE BUT THEY JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET IT. IT IS OUR JOB NOT TO COMPROMISE AND TO TELL THEM ABOUT JESUS.
TEMPTATION IS A HARD THING TO OVERCOME. HEBREWS 4:15 SAYS THAT JESUS "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." THE SAME SPIRIT THAT IS IN JESUS IS IN US AND GOD GAVE US A FREE WILL TO DO RIGHT OR WRONG. AND, DON'T EVER SAY THAT GOD WAS TEMPTING YOU TO SHOW SOMETHING TO YOU OR TO SEE IF YOU WOULD DO THE RIGHT THING OR NOT. JAMES 1:13 SAYS "Let no man say when he is tempted , I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:" YOU CAN'T BE TEMPTED BY SOMETHING YOU DON'T THINK ABOUT. SIN STARTS IN THE MIND SO KEEP YOUR THOUGHTS FOCUSED ON JESUS, HIS LOVE AND WHAT HE DID FOR US.
HE WANTS US TO BE LIKE PAUL AND LET HIM LIVE IN US. LOOK WHAT PAUL SAYS IN GALATIANS 2:20 " I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." IT IS HARD TO SIN IF WE WILL REMEMBER THAT JESUS IS LIVING IN US. HE SEES WHAT WE DO AND HEARS WHAT WE THINK SO WE SHOULD STRIVE TO BE AS GOOD AS WE CAN AND LIVE ONLY FOR HIM. IT IS WHERE OUR FOCUS IS. WE ALL NEED TO GET SO CLOSE TO JESUS AND SO TUNED INTO HIM THAT WE EVEN DREAM ABOUT HIM. NOW THAT IS A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL