Saturday, November 26, 2011

Don't say not yet! Luke 9:23, 59

Good morning everyone,
I hope and pray that all of you are having a Blessed holiday!  I often wonder why we procrastinate when it is obvious that Christ asks us to lay down our crosses daily and follow Him!  There are two reasons why we should not delay in following Christ!  (1) Tomorrow may never come and (2) God may get tired of asking you.  Everyday, realize that you are living your life as a gift from God.  That is why they call it, the 'present!'  Yesterday is gone and cannot be relived and tomorrow is uncertain.  But today, you can live for Jesus and become a true follower and not just be a fan!  In Luke 9:23 Jesus says, 'If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.'  In Luke 9:59 Jesus says to another person, 'Come, follow me.'  The man agreed, but he said that he needed to return home to bury his father first.  What excuses do you make before you are willing to follow God with your whole heart?  Whether it be a cold heart, an unforgiving heart, or a life style that doesn't include the Savior, everyday without Christ is one day closer to shutting Him out for good!  Ask God to take you right where you are at to consume you so that any and all barrier walls will be broken down!  He seeks you many times during the day.  Are you so busy being busy that you fail to notice?  Do you say, 'God, you can have this part of my heart, but that part I'm not willing to let you change yet?'  Pray to Him for a complete restoration of your heart right now and if it is a sincere request, He will honor that request!  You make the choice!
Your brother in Christ,

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