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Must Mean Everything to Us.

Therefore I urge you,brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.Romans 12:1 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Most western Christians have it backwards. They falsely believe that Jesus is here to serve them. They only call on Him when they want something from Him whether it is to solve a problem or whether it is because they want something from Him. When He blesses them with their request they are rude and ungrateful and do not even thank Him.

That is not the Christian life.

The Christian live is to dedicate ones self to Christ in serving Him. His will is to always supersede theirs. We are to lay our desires upon the alter and to completely surrender to their will in their lives. After all we were created to do specific works He has prepared for us to do.

For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Ephesians 2:10 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

The Christian motto is to be: Christ first, others second, self last. Joseph a son of Jehovah

When others see our sacrificial works they will become intrigued and ask us why  we live such a life. This will be our greatest testimony and evangelism of all. We are to be a living testimony for Him.

Do not tell me of your Christ, show me Him in your life. Joseph a son of Jehovah

“Christianity must mean everything to us before it can mean anything to others.” — Donald Soper              

Prayer: Thank you Jesus Christ Helech ‘Olam (The Lord our King Forever) my eternal King for the supreme privilege of being Your humble servant. I praise You in Your magnificent name. Amen

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Not Just Their Minds.

DEPEND UPON THE LIVING WATERS

For Jews request a , and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks  foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 1 Corinthians 1:22-24 New King James Version                                      

The reason people do not understand the Gospel message it two fold.   It is not just their minds but their hearts as well.                                        

With the Jews they were all about religious rites that earned Gods grace so the message of the cross was insanity to them.                                 

To the Greeks everything had to have a logical reason behind it. Christs sacrifice was illogical so it was foolishness to them.                                      

It is the same today If peoples hearts and minds are not open to receive the message it will be insanity and foolishness to them.

 Prayer: Please Jehovah Shalom (God of peace) bless me with the peace to know I have tried to share Your message and it was rejected. It hurts when those I love mock me and persecute me because I am Your child It frustrates me when they refuse to accept Your divine message. I humbly request this in the name of He who was initially mocked and rejected by His earthly family Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day