Dearest reader and friend, are you one of those people that say every single day that you love God, that you love Jesus, that you love being a Christian?
Are you a Christian that boasts of your own righteousness and believes that you will be the first and foremost to enter heaven when the day comes?
Would you be willing to reconsider your path as I reflect upon mine as well this morning?
Who exactly is a person who loves Jesus Christ? What does he/she do in life? Have you ever thought of that?
He that has Christ’s commandments, and KEEPS them, is the one that loves Jesus Christ. You simply cannot say that you love Jesus if you’re not keeping His commandments.
Sadly, such a large number of Christians are this way. Many of them just show up to church every Sunday morning, all dressed up in highly formal clothes and terrible high heels and a ton of makeup, all beautified for the Lord to see. Who exactly are we trying to please? Do you think that the Lord cares whether or not you are at the best of your appearance? Does this imply that a person who cannot afford to buy the best clothes and matching hats cannot pray to God on Sunday?
Think of it. Why do most Christians go to church on Sunday? What’s the point of going to church and spending around 3-4 hours of praise and worship and listening to the gospel, if you plan on changing yourself for the world the very next day? Some Christians have totally different lives after the “holy” day of Sunday. Going to the club, drinking, having unhealthy thoughts in mind, smoking – however terrible, these are all still small wrongs considering the amount of unseen sins a person can have in life:
Every Sunday we preach of Jesus Christ, the most patient, the most forgiving, the most LOVING being ever to be, and yet the rest of the week, we go around hurting people. We don’t forgive one another. We demand that people say sorry in cases where we can just forgive. We fight for trivial things. We don’t love our friends like we should. We find excuses every day to get out of responsibilities when it comes to helping each other out. We carry the poison of envy in our hearts. We start mistrusting friends and family for the smallest things instead of openly asking them about things. We start judging others. We don’t show kindness to a poor person that we come across. We completely forget about how a Christian should live. We try to imitate our worldly friends. We try to please others by degrading ourselves from the high position that God wants to give His children. And yet, the next Sunday comes, and here we are again, all dressed up in the best three-piece suits and tightest dresses and highest heels, all painted up for the weekly show called “church”. WHY??? Who are we trying to please? Do you think that God only resides in the church building where you can put up a show of false righteousness and false religion to God?
Well you’re mistaken. Let me tell you, God is omnipresent. Let me tell you, He is right here with me as I write this, and while you’re reading this, He is right there beside you watching you. He can see what exactly is going through your mind.
“Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” (Mathew 7:21-23)
Go ahead and yell “Lord I love you” all you want. He’ll hear you yelling. But He’ll listen only when you start obeying His commandments. He’ll consider you only from the moment you realize how you’ve been lying to yourself and to God about your faith by only putting it in words and not in action. He’ll recognize your love the moment you repent of your previous ways and decide to actually follow the ways of Jesus Christ.