If we are the body …
I was talking with a friend of mine this morning and this question was asked, “Why do people put everything else above God?” I started thinking on this question and really doing a spiritual gut check. If we are God’s body; his hands and feet here on earth then why are we putting everything above God? God sent His only Son, Jesus, to give up all the extreme awesomeness of heaven to come down here to earth and put on human flesh, to suffer at the hands of people that HE created for His good pleasure, to become a servant and ultimately lay down His life so that we can be united with God. Are these just words that we here over and over again but never let it sink deep into our hearts? Are these words and thoughts that provoke us to tears but not action?
This is going to get rough but I know that God has given me this word for this morning for this time and it is rough. Following Jesus is rough, He said it would be. But it is WORTH it ALL! Can you feel me this morning? Jesus is WORTH it all. Just think what would happen if everyone today that claims the name Christian would put God before family functions, sporting events, new cars and bigger houses not because they feel they have to but because they LOVE Jesus enough that they actually WANT to.
What if . . .
You take a gut check this morning; if you claim the name of Jesus as your personal savior then stop putting yourself, your comforts and conveniences above service to Him. Friends His kingdom is NOW. Thy kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven. Proclaim the name of Jesus! Clothe someone in His name, Feed someone in His name, be NICE to someone in His name TODAY! Open your spiritual eyes this morning and look around you and see people the way Jesus sees people. Then deny yourself to give to someone else. Jesus did it for you can you do it for Him?
Jesus forgive us! Jesus help us! Praise you God! Praise your Holy Wondrous Name!!