Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Forever After

This is just a quick note. Just got back from an awesome Wed. night service.
My heart breaks for my family and friends who know God but have no relationship with Him. He is the God of relationship, that is why He put Adam and Eve in the garden. They made choices that led to them leaving the garden. He longs to have relationships with us. It is not easy to follow Jesus. Trust me, it is not a cake walk, but He gives you the strength you need, for every step. He doesn't ask anything of you that you can not do.
Religion and relationship are not the same thing. Just because you go to church every Sun AM, Sun PM, and Wed PM, and every Bible study doesn't mean that you have a relationship.
So as our Pastor ask tonight, what do you do with Jesus at you church, and in your life? Is He just someone who died on the cross for you sins? Did He do that yes He did, but He did so much more. He ROSE from the dead and ascended into heaven. He is not longer attached to a cross, He lives. If you are dry and thirsty ask for more of Him. Ask for His Holy Spirit to come and show you how to have a relationship with Him.
John 11:25-26 (New King James Version)
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. 26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”