Romans 12:2 tells us not to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. It’s so amazing that before we have an encounter with Jesus our goals in life was to get an education, get a job, get rich, get married, have children and the works, but when we have a real encounter with Jesus, who owns the world and us, as Solomon realized it’s all vanity that does not satisfy, Paul in Philippians 3:7-9 said that those things that seemed profitable to him he considered it a loss.
As a true believer in Christ we know that Jesus has gone to prepare a better place for us. Our goals and focus should shift from lust to trust, from want to not just living for now, but to live forever – eternally. Just as how we prepare for life on this earth, we should prepare for eternal life by making the necessary choices to ensure that our names are written in the lambs book of life as Luke 10:20 tells us we should not rejoice about earthly accomplishments, but that our names are written in heaven. Is your name written in heaven?
Luke 9:25 asks, “What advantage or profit is it to a man if he gains the world and lose his soul.” Then Hebrews 2:3 wants to know, how shall we escape God’s wrath if we neglect so great a salvation? In Deuteronomy 30:15 He set before us two choices to choose from life or death, good or evil, and He advises us to choose life. What did you choose?
So as Paul tells us in Philippians 3:10 our goal should be to know Jesus Christ, His experiences and the life power that He posses and gives to us in Luke 10:19. Paul encourages us to forget the past and look forward towards better things in Christ with Christ. So our goal is to press toward the prize of the high calling of God in Christ not earthly riches or desires which profit nothing.
John 14:6 tells us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and no one goes to God except through Him. He is the perfect example of how to live for God and how to please God successfully. He demonstrated to us how to use and exercise our God-given rights while on this earth. So why are we as Christians so weak and earthly minded. Why are we anxious for anything when all Jesus did was communicate with our heavenly Father through prayer and practice Philippians 4:6 by letting God know His request.
Are you following Jesus’ examples or your own? Or someone else’s?
If you don’t know God or His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth then go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page, then follow the instructions, it will be the greatest thing you ever do.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.