1 John 2:3-6

“We know that we have come to know him if we keep his commands. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”

  • What has God commanded you not to do that you continue to live in? Are you ever going through His word and find a commandment you are not obeying? If you respond by striving to change, your lord is probably Christ! If you respond by saying: “I’m not doing that.” or “I’m just the way I am.” or “I just don’t agree with what God’s word says.”, Christ is definitely not the lord your life! I hope we are either convicted of our sin or assured of our salvation every time we read God’s word! The hard word of God is also the sovereign word of God!! I pray we never avoid the passages from His word that call us out!! We cannot choose to keep any sin and be walking with Jesus at the same time!
  • Are you praying that God delivers you from the sin in your life or have you chosen your sin over His command?
  • Do you truly know God or do your actions and your heart disprove your claim?
  • Do we strive to obey His whole Word…even the stuff the world accepts?
  • Is your desire that God’s love is truly made complete in you?
  • Will you be led by the Spirit today?
  • Because of our sinful nature we all struggle with sin and the temptation that sin brings. A Christian’s goal should be to live a life which follows the example Jesus set while He was on earth. Our goal should never be to act better than those around us! Our example is Jesus Christ! May we never set our goals too low and may we always strive to be Christlike!! The walk is only possible through the Holy Spirit, which is always available to those who are in Christ Jesus! 
  • Does your effort support your claim of Jesus as your Lord?
  • Who do you respect, admire, emulate, and pattern your life after?
  • Who would you trust to lead you through any situation or circumstance?
  • Who is the one, without a doubt, that always has the right answer?

John 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Matthew 5:11-12

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” These are words from Jesus instructing us to share His love and provision with the lost world. We all have room for improvement in sharing our Lord, and we must understand that insults, persecution, and false accusations, may come, but we will be blessed when we are obedient. The way we live our lives may show that we are good people, but our intentional conversation will challenge others hearts, if it is centered on Christ. What are the chances that people have heard you talk about, or share, Jesus? Would anyone ever accuse you of standing up for Jesus? Would anyone say that you lived your life for Him? If you were accused of telling others about Jesus, and brought to trial, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Is your heart for Jesus, and your heart for a lost world, committed enough to get you out of your comfort zone?

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Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Persecution, in one form or another, will find everyone who is truly following Christ. If you have not experienced persecution because of your Christian walk, you either need to strengthen your commitment, or prepare and understand that it is coming. 2 Timothy 3:12 “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,”

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Matthew 5:8

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” A pure heart is not trying to be a good person, it is having a heart like Christ, that leads your actions. It is achieved only through a growing relationship with Christ, which must be our number one passion above everything else.

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Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” If you truly hunger and thirst for righteousness, you can only satisfy your hunger with Jesus. What do you truly hunger and thirst for?

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Matthew 4:21-22

“Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” When Jesus calls you to follow Him, your obedience to follow Him should be immediately. Whether He is calling you for the first time, to give your life over to Him, or you have been a Christian for a long time, do not delay in obeying the One who loves you and died for you. His love never fails, and His path is always right.

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Matthew 4:18-20

“While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” The correct response to Jesus is, “Yes Lord”, and the correct time to respond is immediately. God will never tell you to get your life right and then come to me, but He does say to come to Him, and He will make your life right. A calling from God has one correct response, immediate obedience. Dear Lord, may we walk with You daily, remaining in the center of Your will, so that we recognize where You are leading us. May our only answer be, “Yes Lord”, and may we never delay in being obedient. Amen

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