Hi dear readers, I apologize for not being able to post as regularly as I used to but I am trying my best. To all my new followers, thank you for your time and welcome to this blog dedicated to Jesus Christ and the spread of the true Gospel.
I have always pledged to make you think deeper or at least remind you of certain things necessary to improving our lives in the eyes of God. Today I would like to talk to you about your life and how to let go of it. Yes, it’s about time you let go of your whole life.
First of all, let me ask you something: what is the meaning of the word “Christian”? The first use of it was in Antioch:
“And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” (Acts 11:26)
A “Christian” is someone who follows Christ. Jesus Christ is the Master of a Christian, and the person is a disciple, following his master everywhere, learning His teachings, doing what He does and trying every day to grow more to be like his Master.
A true disciple, however, does not leave his master and go his own way when he wants to. Jesus’ disciples were always with Him, and they left all that they were doing when Jesus came to call them. Peter left his fishing net, James and John left their father’s boat. This means they left their old lives just to be with their Master.
THIS is what a true Christian should do. Peter wanted to fish, but Jesus said “I will make you fishers of men”. Jesus Christ had other plans for him.
When you are a Christian, (if you truly wish to establish a relationship with your Lord) you HAVE to let go of your fishing nets sometimes.
You cannot hold on to the nets that you cast into the waters to get yourself food and money. Once you have dedicated your life to Jesus Christ you have to let go of the net that was built to benefit you. You sacrifice your worldly comforts. You give zero value to it.
You instead take up the net Jesus wants you to take up. A net to catch men. A net to catch souls and bring them to the Kingdom of God. THAT IS the purpose in life of a true Christian.
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:13-14)
We are not born to live after the flesh. Remember, God created us from dirt. Our flesh is dirt. SO the needs of our flesh are temporary, and whatever achievements we made for the benefit of our flesh will be worthless in the eyes of God in the end. Money, fame, food, health, happiness, comfort – NONE of these are achievements. These are temporary and will die with you in the grave. But your SPIRIT is what goes on to live for another eternity, and an eternity is quite a long time – it NEVER ENDS!
” if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.” Give no value to your bodily needs. This earth is your temporary home, my child. The time you spend here is so short and worthless.
What matters most is what works you will have to show God on the final day when your time is over and the Master asks for your harvest. You do not want to be empty-handed when that day comes.
Nowadays, so many people think that the word “Christian” is a common term for anyone who goes to church. They think being born into a Christian family qualifies you.
Well I am here to tell you that you are NOT a real Christian and have NO RIGHT before the eyes of God to use that term for yourself unless you are willing to sacrifice all you have for His name and for His glory, and you give Jesus Christ full control of your life. Let Him decide what your life should be lived for.
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13)
Your birth by blood, or flesh or even the will of man does not qualify you. You have to be born of God. You have to let Him control the path of your life in order to fulfill your duties as His child on this earth. If you love Him, it will be completely easy to let go.
People around you will question you and isolate you, but remember this: Jesus suffered a million times more pain for you, so if you love Him, be ready to face everything that comes your way when you decide to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ.