Every day we are driven by something. The daily routines of the modern American busy life are filled with constant decisions that need to be made. Many that are made quickly, some spontaneously. As fast pace as this generation is, how many of us have a foundation for our thoughts and key decisions that are made daily? A great portion of the United States (75%) claims to be of the Christian faith. If that were true, then the foundation for how we live and guide our lives would be solely based on what Jesus Christ has established in the Holy Bible. However, we live in an age where even professing Christians do not adhere to an absolute truth, not only for their lives, but for the basics fundamentals of the Christian faith. A faith that cannot be rooted in anything other than the Holy Scriptures. What good is a foundation that is constantly changing, morphing with the times. It cannot be trusted for building upon, it is weak foundation at best. This is not what the Bible claims its Words are. It says the Word of God is eternal and unchanging, and stands forever. Though many try to alter what it says, it is absolute and true. The truth is absolute, unchangeable and not up for debate. One can only know that it is, and submit to it for fullness of life.
Tell me then, what can a follower of Christ gain from not following the one he or she calls Lord and Savior? Life has guaranteed trouble ahead. Forked roads and brick walls. If our lives truly belong to Christ after regeneration, then life’s obstacles are also given in Him. Being busy is a magnificent illusion of time well spent, but any time spent not pursing the glory of the King of our hearts will only be counted as a waste when we enter eternity. So why would we not desire to have our hearts completely rooted and saturated in the truth of Christ? That which is unchanging, unlike our situations, feelings, relationships or even the wind. There is everlasting joy in understanding that our ups and downs, bad decisions and good ones are made under the sovereign reign of our King, Jesus Christ. If our convictions are not lived out based on that which never changes, then we will be just as lost on the sea of life as those who do not know Jesus nor want to know Him.
This life then should not be taken lightly by any person that claims to follow Christ. It is much easier to claim to know Jesus Christ died on the cross for sins and rose in three days than it is to live like that is truly a reality in the life of someone who has been supernaturally converted by faith in what Christ has done. That person cannot remain in the same condition, nor have the same relationship with the world after truly knowing this beyond a mental consent. Therefore, leading to a new outlook on life, founded on what the Words of Scripture establish–bringing truth to replace the lies that once held the mind captive. This process of renewing the mind however does not come by osmosis, but by the desire to know God’s will for one’s life, given to Him by God’s gift of grace. The daily pursuit of truth is the souls desire to quench what it must know about the One who has designed it. Do you have that urge my friend? Is His Spirit drawing you near, or is the world and its cares keeping you further from Him? There is no greater fulfillment for the human soul than the pursuit of God while on this earth. Truth removes the blind folds, exposing the light of eternal glimpses into this life and what follows after it.
I pray that you are guided by that truth. This day and every day following. Jesus Christ said, “I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to Father but by Me.” (John 14:6) Christianity has very little to do with one’s own personal agenda or goals in life. Once you are truly in Christ, His agenda brings you the most joy and fulfillment you could ever ask for. Whether you are married, single, divorced or just plain complicated–your relationship with Christ makes every other relationship status be built on a solid foundation you can trust. Knowing Christ existed and knowing He is the reason for existence are two different types of know, producing two different outcomes for your life. The truth is, there is nothing a human soul can depend on outside of genuine faith in Christ. All of whom which are broken and desperately lost without Him. Those daily decisions that are made without His saving grace in mind leaves us with no hope at the end of the day, and for whatever we have to face the day after. The bottom line is, don’t claim to be Christian and then live like the founder of your professed faith never gave you a command to follow at all. Our lives must be guided by what will never change, not just for our own well-being, but simply for His glory.
Many have become content with their own version of truth. The problem with that is, there can only be one truth by definition, or else there is no truth at all. Many believe in their own contemporary version of Jesus that only says I love you and makes everything ok in life. Unfortunately, that sounds more like a pet genie that grants you your wishes when asked politely. That sounds very, very far from the Jesus of Scripture, again that truth of God that never changes. If we are content with a version of Jesus and not what comes from the foundation of Scripture, then we are essentially content with a lie from Satan that is sending millions to hell. If you are not familiar with the one true Lord and Savior of Scripture, it’s not too late to change that. Though the entire Bible is written about Him, the Gospels are a good place to start. It is imperative that you know who Jesus truly is. Not only for guidance in life, but for your eternal position with God. The salvation of your soul. There’s nothing wrong with doubt, because we are all human and should question things. However, remaining in that state is wrong, because God was gracious enough to reveal Himself by His Son in His Word for all who seek Him. “And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. 5 The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
1 Colossians 1:13-20
13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. 19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to