The Good News! The theme for this season of advent is the Good News – Experiencing the Genuine Jesus. Do we really want to experience the genuine Jesus? Are we willing to be authentic, transparent and courageous enough to meet the real Jesus?
The real Jesus – He is not interested in part-time or half-way commitments from people. He is looking for disciples SOLD OUT for Him. Disciples who love the Lord their God with everything that is in them, who seek FIRST the kingdom of God, then allow God to “back-fill” our lives with what He wants us to have. Is that what you are doing? Is Jesus your Sunday morning friend? Do your prayers sound more like the Christmas lists that our children provide for us? “Dear God, I would like good health, smooth sailing, no bumps in the road and all the things in this world that make me feel good. Thank you, Amen.”
Let’s try .. “Dear Father God, You have given me life eternal with you by the willing death of your Son on the cross. What do you want me to DO FOR YOU today? Everything I have is yours – a blessing from you I do not deserve. Thank you. Amen.”
“For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3. 16,17. Have you met the Real Jesus? Do you experience Him on a daily basis? He knows you … Do you know Him?
In this season of busyness, hurry, lists, and stuff … let’s remember the baby, born to die, and the gift of life we have received. Let us join the people of God .. who through the ages have given their all for a God who has given His everything!
Love like it makes a difference.
In the mighty name of Jesus!