Monday, January 12, 2015

Just Give Me Jesus!

Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. ”There is a common misconception that believers should be perfect. (Matthew 9:12-13)
Acting like you have everything under control? Are people telling you "Don't sin!" . . . "Why do you do that?" . . . "Don't you know that is wrong?" Acting as though our lives in order, many of us wear happy faces and speak words that sound biblical. Most times, we’re ashamed to admit our shortcomings, as if sin does not exist.
Dr. Charles Stanley reminds us, "Salvation through Jesus, however, doesn’t change the fact that sin is present in our life. When we’re born again, God forgives us and sees us as righteous. Yet our battle with sin continues till we arrive in heaven."
Fact is, aiming for perfection actually can be a trap that pulls us away from living a godly life. We cannot do this on our own. it leads to frustration! However, if understand that Jesus came for us who are weak, helpless, and in need, we indeed expereince that need for Him! The world may see successful individuals as powerful and self-sufficient, but Jesus didn’t care about these qualities. Instead, He wants people to be aware of their own brokenness. This is the foundation for living a Godly life! We need Jesus! Do not cover up in portraying ourselves to be a “good Christian.” We must recognize and confess of our sinfulness. We must rely fully on God. This is the only way we can passionately seek Him, obey in His strength, and confess with repentance when we miss the mark.
Just give me Jesus!

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