Everything we do and do not do affects our walk with Christ and eternity.
The past few posts have been covering why it is important for Christians to blog about Christ.
I want to encourage you further with why talking about Christ on your blog is important. But more importantly to show you why our daily walk with Christ is crucial.
We are living a current life that determines our eternity. A terrifying concept. One people try to talk lightly about. The world jokes about Heaven, Satan, and Hell.
For some reason, we like to keep things on the surface. Dig too deep and people get upset. People get offended.
It’s clear most of us care more about others and ourselves than God, His Son, and His Spirit.
I’m guilty of this on a daily basis. I will write Christian blog posts, but in my spare time, I’m not as involved with Him as I should.
Often, however, I choose myself over Him.
I proclaim I love Him and that He means so much to me. I can SAY all of these things about Him. Things I want to be true. But when it actually comes to me taking the time daily for Him, I spend so much time elsewhere. And this is not something I say for me to be comfortable with, nor you.
That’s where the lines get drawn.
This post is for those of you who proclaim Christ or claim He is in your life. Those who at one time or another said they wanted to take up the cross of Jesus.
(I’ve talked about salvation and why it is important here if you would like to check it out. Salvation’s Recipe | How To Receive Christ Into Your “Heart”)
Why have we accepted Christ into our life?
Have we seen Him get involved with us? Have we had moments of drawing close to Him and reaped a harvest of joy and growth from it?
Why are we not continuing or desiring more?
Why are we not burdened with compassion and love at those who do not know Him? Why are we okay with not talking about Christ all the time on this earth when our “proclaimed” eternity is nothing BUT TALKING ABOUT AND GLORIFYING JESUS?
DO YOU HEAR ME, CHRISTIAN BLOGGERS! DO YOU HEAR ME, T. R. NOBLE!
Our life on this earth matches our eternity. If that does not terrify you and draw you closer to our King, I don’t know what will.
If we know God, we are bearing fruit, this is a promise. He is pruning us for further increase. (John 15:02-04) NOW! NOT LATER! Not tomorrow!
God has given us grace. (Romans 11:06) He sent His Son and Jesus died for us. (John 3:16) But that is no excuse for us to keep sinning. It is no excuse to remain on the fence about Jesus and faith. There is no time to hold onto bitterness and anger. No time to keep thinking about how past “Christians” and churches hurt us. We need to move on. If we proclaim Christ and then we should know He bears our burdens NOT THE PEOPLE WHO HURT US!
Those in Hell are those who have not forgiven. (Mark 11:25, Matthew 6:15)
Those in Hell, many thought they knew Christ. (Matthew 7:23)
We have spiritually murdered people because of our anger, bitterness, and unforgiveness. (Matthew 5:21-22) God is not giving us grace for those murders if we continue to hold the knife in our heart.
We have spiritually walked away from people dying who cried out for help because we are not speaking His name. (Luke 10:31-32) Jesus is life, not us. This includes past believers! We must not give up on them!
How many people in Hell haven chosen movies, tv shows, games, work, money, family, friends, books, people, and self over time with Christ?
May we open our eyes! I am convicted, too!
The things of this world WILL NOT make it through fire. It won’t matter how much time we regret our choices in Hell and scream in agony in pain and frustration at the life we lived. It’s done. Our names were not found in the book of life.
THE TIME IS NOW!
(NIV) Matthew 4:04, “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'”
(NIV) John 14:06, “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
The time is now, not later. If you do not know Jesus, you need Him. If you think you know Jesus, then I pray you and I do.
(NIV) Revelation 20:12, “And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.”
(NIV) Revelation 21:08, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
(NKJ) Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.”
What are some ways you can draw closer to Christ today?
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