Perfection, is a difficult thing to achieve, for those who even try, but somehow, Jesus managed to pull it off. His accomplishment has always intrigued me. Many times I have wondered, If Jesus can do it, then why can’t I? I now have my answer.
As I have studied the life and ministry of Christ, there are some consistent points he focused on:
- Jesus was in constant communication with his Father, who just so happened to be God.
- Jesus kept the will of his Father in the front of his mind.
- Jesus only did what he had seen his Father do.
This kind of focused life got Jesus killed.
Ouch! But God knew that would happen and was used by God to have a perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. The very goal of sending your only Son to earth.
So if I achieved perfection, even for an hour, or a day, would it kill me? No, but would it kill me to try? If I prayed more I would know every day the will of God, and hopefully do what I knew my heavenly Father would do in all situations and in all conversations. Dying to myself won’t forgive anyone of sin, but perhaps, it might lead others to Jesus, who can.
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What do you charge for your LOVE? Is that by the ounce, gallon, hour, or some other form of measurement? Do people, or your family, feel you can’t be bothered? Your friends never ask for a favor, because they know you won’t help for whatever convenient excuse you flip to in your “excuse Rolodex”? LOVE is more than words. It is action. It does. It does whatever it takes. It does, whatever it can, for others.
Jesus, gave premium LOVE, free! He didn’t require any form of payment, or reimbursement. No one had to be “good” enough, or had to earn it. They may not even have deserved it, but he LOVED anyway. Jesus, only did what he saw his heavenly Father do. We should do the same. As Jesus has freely given LOVE to us, we should freely give LOVE to others. LOVE can overcome anything when there are no limits put on it.
Real LOVE, is felt. Authentic LOVE, saves people. Mature LOVE, looks for opportunities to be expressed. Premium LOVE fills you up!
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It would be so much easier if you could see God, touch Him, and hear Him audibly. But if all that was possible don’t you think it would cheapen your faith? I mean faith’s value goes through the roof when you chose to believe in who you can’t see, touch, or hear, and yet the things you have been talking to God about, happen.
If you asked God for His will for your life and the next morning you found an email in your inbox from God telling you to do something that you didn’t like you probably would label it as “Spam”. Or, you might be tempted to click on “unsubscribe”. You see God has a way of taking His desires for our lives and developing them in us to the point we start asking Him for the same thing. Thinking it was our idea.
One thing about God’s will is the timing. Maybe you do know His will, but do you know His timing? A good way to discover His timing is by moving. It’s hard to steer a car when it is parked. When you are moving in the direction you think is God’s will He can steer you, but you have to prayerfully watch the road signs. It’s like this, just because someone offers you a job out of the blue, doesn’t mean it is God’s will for you to work there.
Another way to find His will and timing is to talk to mature Christians who have been there and have done that. They can counsel you in the ways of God, and also be praying with you. Remember this verse: Isa 55:9 “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.” (MSG) Trusting, believing, and obeying provides you the greatest adventures you will ever have and the most rewarding, and satisfied life.
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