"The person who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me. The person who loves a son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:37
Since we are celebrating the birth of Christ this month, allow me to ask you a few questions: Do you believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ? Is He your Lord and Savior? If you were in a position to renounce Him to save your life, would you do it?
You have to know without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the incarnated Son of God. He became flesh and blood, so that through His death, He might destroy the devil and gives life. Friend, when it comes to Christ there should be no questions and nor confusion. You must be absolutely sure that He is indeed Lord. You must love Him not only more than your family but more than your own life. The moment you become Christ’s follower, your old life as you knew it is forever changed. He trades your imperfections, your diseases, and your lacks for physical and emotional wholeness. The promise of eternal life should be enough motivation to choose Him above all. Jesus demand total allegiance (intellectual and emotional) commitment and you know what? He deserves it. Who do you know would give his/her life for you? There are only two ways to be saved: If you live a sinless life (which is impossible and accomplished only by Jesus) or by asking Him (Jesus) to take the payment of your sin for you (which He willingly did on the cross). “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 John 3:16 and John 3:16)
If you have conviction that then move to the next level of commitment in your life that reflects His Lordship. Start confessing that He is Lord. “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) To believe and confess that Jesus is Lord means that you agree with God and consequently will tell others about Him without shame. Would like to have a successful 2008? Start proclaiming the Word to and in the world and declare the Lordship of Christ. “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19) It is a responsibility that must be taken seriously. Start the New Year right. Rededicate your life to Christ. Submit your relationships, your family and your business to Christ. Embrace your mission and be blessed.
Praise the Lord!