by: Jon Justvig
Hello, my dear friends, brothers, and daughters of our Lord Jesus.
What does Faith mean to you? Many of us have a different idea on the
subject. Personally, to me, it's a personal belief in the king of Kings.
The Lord did indeed die for us; for our transgressions and disobedience.
This event happened once and once only. We should all carry a cross of
justification. A way to come to Him in respect and repentance leads our
strength in Faith. We have to crawl before we walk and then fly after
we walk. After He's done the work in us that we're designed by Him to do,
we receive our wings and meet our Heavenly Father.
Back to the subject of Faith, we believe because we choose to. We receive
our Faith because we believe in Him. You can't simply say you believe and
not do anything. Believe is an action. An action is something that moves
like the wind.
As Christians, the Lord Jesus is our only way to God. If he knocks and you
answer, He will come in. Is God in control of everything? Do you choose
to do or not do something? Life is in motion as time is. God saved our
sin when He gave his only begotten son. He didn't deserve it, but because
God first loved us, we should always love one another, especially Him.
Our transgressions and our disobedience is part of the change in our life.
Resist temptation as God doesn't give us more than we can handle. To be
obedient is to obey; to submit to Him. This isn't easy for all of us.
It's work in progress. Once we see something wrong in our life, God expects
that we do something about it. If we refuse, it's because of our own will.
Our cross is all of our burdens, wrap them all up, and give them all to God.
God will sort out the mess that's in our lives so little or how large.
God needs our respect as He has given us life. Put Him first in all things
and do all things for and through Him in Spirit. What is respect? Most say
it's something we earn. We earn respect by doing something. Turning from
transgressions and disobedience can go a long way, even for folks in our own
lives. Let go of what's holding you back and hold on to what's keeping you
moving forward while doing it for God.
I hope this word finds hold in your heart and that if you haven't yet
received the Lord Jesus into your life, I suggest you make this change in
your life and turn to Him in obedience to His law. Love your friends as
family as you do Jesus. Jesus holds the key. God loves you and I hope
that this world opens up to change. Change that won't be forgotten, but a
change that will shine light through us to reach others.
In His Holy Name, I pray. Amen.