Monday, June 3, 2013

A Good Example

In chapter two of Malachi, God is angry with the priests because they departed out of His way. The priests were supposed to hear from the Lord, know the law of truth, be the messengers of the Lord, and turn many away from iniquity. But the priests had departed out of the way and made others to stumble, so God cursed them. Today, Christians should remember that they are the light of the world. As a Christian, you have taken the name of Jesus to yourself. If you say you are born of God, but do not act like God's child, some might decide not to follow Jesus because the Bible says that Jesus changes lives and your life isn't changed. If your parents are Christians, that doesn't make you a Christian. You must know Jesus personally. Make sure you, like the priests, do not make others stumble by not being determined to give glory to Jesus' name. If you are a real Christian, you will act like one. Give all to Jesus, and he will purify you and purge you, that you might be a pleasant offering unto the Lord. Spend time with Him every day and really set your heart to seek Him. He is the very best friend you could ever have.

“Going to church doesn't make you a
Christian any more than going to a
garage makes you an automobile.”

--Billy Sunday

Seek the Lord, and you will find Him

I was recently reading in the book of Psalms, and Psalm 73:17 really stood out to me. The author of Psalm 73, Asaph, writes about how he was feeling confused "Until I went into the sanctuary of God: then understood I their end." When Asaph was with God, everything was so clear; there was no more confusion. Isn't it wonderful that we also can be in God's sanctuary? When I'm in God's presence, everything is just right. I don't want or need anything at all from this world. All I want is more of Jesus. He takes care of all my needs. When I'm not in His presence, temporal things hold more attraction, and consequently I might waste my time. But everytime I'm in His presence, I learn from His point of view. The more I'm with Jesus, the more I want to be with Him. Seek to enter into His presence. He said, "Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord. " Jesus will lead and guide you into all truth.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place
of the Most High shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty.”
--Psalm 91:1