To my friends and family, (even my friends and
family I have not met yet)
I have something to say and today is the best day to
say it. Why? Because I am moved of the Lord. Some of
you may wonder why I am saying this to you. Some of you
may think that you are already doing all that you can
do. ARE YOU? The time for soft, sweet talk is over.
When the various tragedies at the schools happen or
when tornados hit and people lose their lives, there
are those who think....how can a loving and merciful
Lord watch this and do nothing? How can He allow this to
I want to focus on one young lady who was a student at the
high school in Littleton. Her name is Rachel Joy Scott. And
at the most critical time in her young life, this teenager
chose to stand for the Lord. The misguided young man asked
her if she believed in God, with a gun at her temple. When she
answered that, yes, she did believe in God.....he told her that
she could now meet Him and shot her. Because of the stand that
this young person took, thousands of others have come to know the
Lord Jesus as their personal Saviour, even through the secular
media. What the devil means for evil, the Lord will use for good.
The Lord does not tell you that when you become a Christian that
all things will fall into place and you have a wonderful, cookie
cutter life. In fact, the first people to come to the Lord died
horrible deaths for their beliefs. So then WHY do they DO it? The
answer is because this earthly life is not all there is. The
Lord Jesus went to the Cross and died there, then He went to hell
WITH your sins, rose from the dead triumphing OVER sin and death
AND the devil, and then went into heaven to sit on the right Hand
of the Father so that He could be your advocate, your lawyer...when
the devil starts to accuse you of something. Jesus washed away your
sins with His life. He gave His life for YOU!!! What are you going
to do with it?
John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life."
The reason that I am writing this today is because it suddenly
struck me that I have it pretty good. No one is asking me to
sacrifice my life for Jesus right now. Perhaps one day that might
happen but it hasnt yet. Im thankful of that because I have not
been living the life I should. Oh, Im not living in major sin but
does that matter? Big sin or little sin, it breaks your bond with
the Lord. I am just not doing all I can do for the Lord. What
really bothers me is that a teenager, who is so very much younger
than I, has done something that I was not necessarily prepared to
do up to now. These are dangerous times, my friend. At ANY moment,
the Lord may ask you to sacrifice your life for Him.
ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?
I think of all the small problems that we have.....debts, car
repairs, aches and pains, relationships...right or wrong..., the
little annoyances in life. And Im not trying to diminish that you
may be suffering in this life. But all of these things crop up
everyday. What do we do about it? We might gripe or complain. We
might even pray. But when something like this comes up, it shows
just how small these problems REALLY are.
It is TIME to focus on the Lord. It is time to dedicate or rededicate
our lives to Jesus Christ before its too late. The question I had
to ask myself was......are YOU doing what the Lord has called you
to do? The answer, regretably, was no. I am ashamed of myself but
NOT of the Gospel!!!!!!
So now I am asking each one of you to do this with me today. Please
dedicate your life to the Lord. Do what He has called YOU to do. I
dont care if its emptying the trash at the church. If He has called
you to do that, do it with a smile on your face and a song in your
heart. It is time to witness of the Lord. Its time to tell the world
what we know. Dont treat the Gospel of Jesus Christ like a personal
secret. God wants us to share it!!! The time grows so short and if
we waste another minute of it in our own little problems, someone
may not come to Jesus. I will NOT have that happen because of me.
I will NOT be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Father, I am ashamed of myself. There are things You asked me to
do that I did not do because it wasnt convenient. Please forgive me.
Please forgive me of all my sins, Lord. Take the darkness from my
life and wash me white as snow so that I may serve you better.
Lord Jesus, come into my heart and be my Lord and Saviour. Change
my heart, Lord. Take my life and use it for Your purposes, not my
own. Father, diminish me so that You may Shine in my life. Let
others see You instead of me. Help me to be the one You want me to
be, not what I want to be. Make me Your servant, Lord. Use me for
whatever You will. Holy Spirit, annoint me with Your annointing
that I may do Your will.
In Jesus' Name I pray these things,
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