Living Your Story in Him
I recall speaking to a woman once and asking her one of my favorite questions: ‘Tell me about your walk with Christ ...what’s your story?’
She stared blankly at me. I tried again.
‘How did you come to know Him?’
She went on to tell me about how she grew up in a Christian home and went to ‘such and such’ a church and the various outreaches and short term missions she’d been on. But, as I looked into her eyes, there was dullness. I let her continue and then I leaned in close.
‘When was the last time that you felt Him really speak to you through His Word, or bring you to tears with His tenderness?’
Bursting into tears, she confessed that she never had a personal experience. She was in her twenties and did not have a passionate relationship with Christ. No, instead of knowing Jesus personally, she only knew about Him. She was trusting that her relationship with her church was going to see her into eternity.
What she didn't understand, was that eternity starts here on earth. Our walk with God here–now–is the key to everything.
By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him—(1 John 4:13-16, ESV).
Salvation isn't provided by a church or by a baptism paper ...it’s through the blood of Christ, personally accepted by each individual. And then eternity is walked out here on this earth as we are filled by His Spirit in a personal, passionate relationship. If you don’t know Christ personally, reading his Word daily and seeking his face, start today. Seek out a Jesus lover today (or email me) and find a life like no other.
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