Where is your faith?? How do you feel about your relationship with God right now in your life?
What would you envision your faith to look like during this season?
What would you like for it to be?
Are you listening to what he is saying? Is God asking you anything?
Your faith today – what does it consist of?
-Thank God at meals
-Go to church when you get to it
-Think about God or talk to him about problems going on
-Ask God for stuff – help with finances, etc
-Do you open up and feed from His Word?
Do you have any kind of open dialogue with Him?
You all remember Peter, right? Also known as Simon Peter, the one who denied Jesus three times.
If you recall, Jesus met with Peter again after Jesus rose from the tomb. During this meeting, Jesus asked Peter a very important question, three times and gave Peter a declaration after each response from Peter.
Paraphrased from scripture (NKJV) - J: Jesus / P: Peter
J: Do you love me? – (P: You know that I love you) – J: Feed My lambs
J: Do you love me? – (P: You know that I love you) – J: Tend My sheep
J: Do you love me? – (P: You know all things – you know that I love you) – J: Feed My sheep
---J: You did as you wished while you were young – walked where you wished
---J: Now that you are older – you will be led where you do not wish…
***J: Follow Me.
What I take from this, is that if I love Jesus and profess to be a Christian, then why am I not teaching, educating, evangelizing, witnessing, sharing testimony, leading those in my my area of influence to Him?
Jesus Christ was a significant man, Son of God, our redeeemer and savior and He shared with us the truth. Make no mistake though -
* we receive salvation but must accepting Jesus in our hearts and repent
* we receive forgiveness when we forgive others
* we become more like Christ when we pick up our daily cross and share to gospel truth
We cannot earn salvation, nor ever pay for it... But we must be obedient.
Matthew 10:34-39 NKJV (Jesus speaking)
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
So - I ask again.. How is your faith???