" All or Nothing "

Posted on Friday, September 01, 2006 | By Kaye | In

Following Jesus is not a game we play. Though most people trivialize it. Being a christian is a life changing decision which entails self- denial and laying down ones will. Its easier said than done, I know, because even now there are areas in my life that needed yielding still. But the good thing is the Lord is there to help us and He'll make sure He finishes what He started in us...and if you believe that then you'll be alright but if you doubt, nothing life changing will ever happen to you. So it really boils down to one thing, faith.

We all hold on to something, different things. It may be money, reputation, ambitions, lust, temporary pleasures in life really. I guess its human nature, its because deep inside we all know there is something out there to hold on to. The devil just tries to give us the wrong things. He has this bag of tricks that keeps us mesmerized, ( like a donkey with a carrot dangled in front of it) and it makes us forget that we are sons and daughters of the living God. We forget the very reason why we are born in this world. Its to serve Him.

I know not everyone will understand what I' m trying to say, I will always pass off as a fanatic or extremist even and I do not really expect everybody to agree because I know not all of us are predestinated, but anyway for those who do understand then this is for you...
Let us just serve God with all of our hearts. If we decide to follow Him then lets do so 100% , because this isnt a game we play, being a christian isnt a put-on, its not a " sunday-play "where we go to church, wear our sunday clothes, lift up our hands to worship and yet deep inside our hearts betray us. Come Monday we are back to the miry clay, enjoying it even.
Let us know our place in Him and assume it. Let us be SURE of our calling, " Let us work out our salvation with fear and trembling..." Let us manifest our confession and not just mouth the words.
Because to follow Jesus is to lay down our everything or nothing at all. And do we really think we could hide our erring ways from Him? he knows our coming and goings, He knows the thoughts that rise from our hearts even before we say them, He knows everything about us. It just makes me sad for people who cannot give over their lives to God, they are somewhat stuck in that condition, just going round and round and round. We need Gods transforming power. Thing is we can only benefit from that if we let go. If we let go of the thing or things we are holding on to.
Making a conscious decision, a conscious effort every single day that " this day I will give my life to Jesus ", take it one day at a time till one day you'll wake up and know that He has taken the reins from you. Just let go.

" Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you REST.
Take my yoke upon you, and LEARN OF ME; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and Ye shall FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. " Matt.11: 28-30
" Wherefore the rather, bethren give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things , ye shall never fall: " 1Peter 1: 10
" Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Clense your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. " James 4: 8

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