Scriptural Readings: Matthew 10:30, John 11:26, Matthew 10:32, Galatians 5:22-23, John 15: 5,8
How do many of us react with feelings in an instant? Making feelings as a gauge? Sometimes we do sometimes we don’t. We have to be honest to ourselves. One thing is true and that is the difficulty to choose between what we feel is right and our final decisions. Feelings and decisions are two different things that we have to settle. One way or the other we are going to make a decision and more often we have a lot of things to consider and more time to think ending up not quite sure.
We have to make a decision. Yes this is true and one way or the other we are going to make use of our feelings. The question is where is Jesus in this endeavour of ours.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Love is intrinsic in us. Despite the fact that we are sinners, God left us with love. He did not take away the love inside of us. This is the reason why we have to share this love. God is Love. He wants us to spread this love. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ(John 3:16). We should not forget that we are created in the image of God. We are handcrafted by God. Each and everyone of us is very important in His eyes. He knows us from top to bottom, inside out.
Our relationship to God through Jesus is the most important thing that would ever happen in our lives. Our decisions outside God’s will can sometimes come into fruition but will never come into full satisfaction. We are saturated with things on the internet with arguments from a Christian to another. Our byword is “this is what my pastor says”. Did it ever cross our minds what Jesus says? We are encouraged to buy books that have no intention of telling us to trust the finished work of Jesus at Calvary instead of reading and studying the bible. The difficulty of seeing the right answers for our lives and our sick society is so remote because the answer who is Jesus the son of the living God is not even an option for others. We have the marching order that we have to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
There should be no exemption when we say we are Christians. Our acts, decisions and endeavours should be God’s revelation through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We should be carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ with us. This is what we have that others do not have. We have the Gospel. We have Jesus who died on the cross for us. This is salvation by grace not by works. He rose from the dead giving us eternal life taking us with Him living together with the Father and the Holy Spirit forever.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
How can we know we become a real Christian? We pray and ask God for the fruit of the Holy Spirit that we would be christ-like. In this way we can be identified as followers of Jesus Christ. What would possibly happen next is to wait. Right?
I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
The fruit of the Holy Spirit will only be seen in us if we continue having a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the son of the living God. As we enjoy a time with Jesus, the fruit of the Holy Spirit will be seen in us. The time that we are having with Him, the fruit will be produced in us coming from the Father. We have to be first, attached to the vine and the fruit will be developed in us and manifested which cannot be acquired overnight. A thing that is impossible and cannot be produced by ourselves and only Jesus can. Our Christians lives should be dependent on Him. The reality of spirituality is in Jesus Christ. This is the decision and the direction that we will never ever regret to abide in the Son of the Living God… Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Now we have no reason why we should not spread the good news of Jesus Christ. No Christian is exempted. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.