I often wonder how many people are actually living their lives for Jesus. I mean people who are reading the Bible daily and praying often by themselves and with their family, while then doing God’s will also. This is not what you feel God desires, but what the Holy Spirit and His Word says. Now, as much I wish most people were doing this, the reality is that only a few people are truly in touch with God spiritually each day. Very few people are raising their children up to know God and to serve Him. And this is why we have so many kids and even their parents using fool language and doing things that are worldly in nature. And I am not talking about non-believers but people who profess to be Christians. To these people, God is calling them out to repentance before it is too late. Did you know that our belief in Christ also means to 1“fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged?” (Deuteronomy 6:2) Many people think that they can just say they believe in God, and then do what they will in life while breaking God’s commandments. However, if they truly loved God, then they would be doing all they could in life to live up to His standards and keep His holy and righteous laws and commandments. This would not be a chore, but our heart’s desire to do as our God, and King of the heavens, commands us.
God’s Word says, 1“hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) Wow! That is the truth of how we ought to be living our lives, day in and day out on our own, and with our families. Let me break this down for you. Because we love the Lord God with all our hearts, we are also seeking Him earnestly daily. So we do this by bringing our children and spouse into our morning, afternoon, and evening prayers. We also invite them to join us in our daily Bible studies and converse with them on what they’ve learned. This way we can learn and grow as a family in the faith. God’s Words should be in our hearts at all times, and when people visit our homes there should be no question of our faith. Is this the life you are living? If not, today is your day to allow Jesus to change everything in your life. Start seeking the Lord God first. Make time for Him. Then, doing God’s will, will come easier than you think.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that we will become sincere in our faith. That we will no longer just say we believe in You, God, but also desire to follow You and keep Your commandments. I see too many people that simply appear religious one day out of the week, but are just like the unbelievers the rest of the week. They have not been fully converted, or else their desires to live in sin would have been stopped by now. Lord, what I desire is God-fearing people, which is very hard to come by in this lost generation. People who really love You with all their heart, with all their mind, with all their soul, and with all their might. That everything they live for is formed around a life lived for You. Surely, people in the church community would be so different if this was the case. People would be happy to invite each other over for dinner, for Bible study, for prayer, and for service for God. Praying for people would come easy, and our communications would also be elevated. Surely, people would desire to have more face to face conversations with others, then using their smartphone for calling and texting. Even our children would know You as their one true God also. It would be an awesome world to live in if more people were genuine in their faith. Lord, help people know that this life is short and that soon we will all go to our graves. I just pray that people will start looking to You in faith, by obeying Your commands, before this day comes. As for me, I am ready to receive You. I love You with all my heart, my mind, and my soul. With all my might do I worship You. I live my life to honor You and to do Your will. I pray that my children and my wife will also be saved. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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