A reminder for today
Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good. (Titus 1:16)
I watched the interview with Jim Caviezel again yesterday. If you do not know him, he played the role of Jesus in the movie “Passion of the Christ”. Jim says a few amazing things on his experience, but what I loved is that he mentioned everyone will come to a stage where you will have to choose between Jesus and this world. We all live our lives and most people want the resurrection, but very few wants the suffering. The reality is that Jesus died on that cross for all of us, but if you want to be a Christian, you will have to carry your cross through this life. The enemy is out there and he is looking for your weaknesses so that he can destroy you. Our greatest weakness is sin and we can be so blind to it. Sin is the one thing that keeps us from living our life one hundred percent for Jesus. I believe that in sin we deny Jesus and why would we do that when we passionately fight for Him each day. Why would we allow the enemy to confuse us with lies and why would we even listen to him? Is it habit or is it pure weakness?
Have you ever watched the Olympics? When an athlete steps up on that podium to receive their medal they are always emotional and that is because at that moment they realise that all their sacrifices and hard work paid off. To complete the race and receive the medal after months of hard work is what you worked for. To be a Christian is the same. You are in for it and you are going to make sacrifices. It is not easy and you will feel at some stages that you just cannot carry on. However, in your efforts and work you are not alone, because you have Jesus with you all the way and He is the best motivational speaker. He encourages and He strengthens us. He is our light and our hope. He is our goal and when we succeed in this race, the prize is just amazing.
So do not be like those who claim they know God, but deny Him by the way they live. Be like a warrior that will not turn His back on his King. Be like an athlete that does not give up. Be like a water that continues to flow and adapt so that you will overcome all the obstacles in life. Our God is not dead, He is in us and He roars like a lion. With Him, we have no fear for what is to come.
Lord, I pray that we live lives that will glorify you and testify of your existence. I pray that you will give us the strength to rise above our challenges so that we will not give up. I pray for victories in all the lives of all you people. Let us wear your armour as we step out into the battleground. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.