Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Staying Strong for Jesus!
If someone held a gun to your head and said "I’ll kill you if you say you’re a believer of Jesus Christ". What would you say? Would you deny God and save your life? Or would you take the bullet and die for your faith? Be really honest with yourself, would you stand up for your faith? Would you stay strong for Jesus?
Mark 8:38 says "If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Ouch, that’s a pretty strong passage. When we push aside the fact that we know Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour, He will push aside the fact that he knows us. That’s not something to be taken lightly. Right now I'm at school at Miles Mac and every day is a battle. There are constantly people who are fighting against Jesus and saying things that I don’t believe in. And sometimes I feel tempted to agree, just to fit in. But then I think back to that verse, and what it means. Even though it might seem like such a small things, as in fitting in. When really, it’s more than that, its keeping hold of that promise I have in Jesus Christ, that he will give me the strength I need to continue. When I push that aside, when I just push Jesus aside, I also push that strength that I’m getting from him aside. And it’s not worth it.
Going half way isn’t an option. Saying that we are Christians and then in our own time denying it, is just showing what hypocrites we are. Why go through that? When we feel tired, or beat, or just feel like we can’t continue, we need to refocus our eyes on Jesus. Keep the end goal in sight, heaven. It’s all worth it, all this struggle and strife is all worth it. We get to go to heaven and live with Jesus, be at his feet. That’s amazing! So when we feel like giving up and giving up the race because its "easy", look towards the end. God has great things for every one of his children and he does not want to let anyone of us go. He loves us too much.