Becoming a disciple: Letting Jesus be constantly on our lips.

Listen to Edmar Castaneda expressing his passion for God with the harp as you read below

 

Scripture – John 3:35-36

The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Observation

No matter how we coat it, this is the truth. To escape the wrath of God one has to believe in Jesus; one has to accept the fact that Jesus has already taken upon himself the wrath due each one of us.

People want the truth straight up. Not a cotton candied Disney imitation.

Jesus really is the only way.

Application

Let’s talk about Jesus so much that the people around us might actually get the impression that he is the only way.

If we only say his name on Sunday mornings during a few songs, how is that sharing hope with a dying world.

I need to talk about and use the name of Jesus all day, everywhere I go – if it doesn’t sound like Jesus is my everything and that he really is the only way through the wrath we all deserve, why should the people we interact with ever believe.

People talk about what they are passionate about. For some, it’s cars, for others it’s food, for others still it’s sports. They aren’t necessarily trying to force anyone to suddenly love sports, food, or cars – they just talk about it all the time because they are passionate about it. People can see passion.

Let no believer in Jesus be mistaken for someone who isn’t really passionate about him. Let our words in public and in private give us away as a people who are passionate about Jesus.

Prayer

Father, I am passionate about Jesus. He paid the price I could never pay. I need help to keep his name always on my lips. I pray for an abundance of stories about what he has done and is doing in my life and in the lives of my friends, so that I would constantly be telling people about Jesus. Let them see passion in my eyes, without a “I’m trying to convert you” agenda. It’s all for you Father. I love you. Please bring my girls back home safe today. In Jesus name, amen.

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