There are many people in this world, especially here in America, who claim to be Christians, or who profess to have personal relationships with Jesus Christ by faith in him, and in what he did for us in dying on a cross for our sins so that we could be forgiven our sins and have the hope of eternal life with God in heaven. Yet, not everyone who says “Lord, Lord” knows God, or has truly put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ to be Lord (owner-master) and Savior of their lives. Even many people who have been born of the Spirit from above are not living like they say they believe, but have since wandered off to follow the gods of this world, and to chase after the pleasures and passions of their own sinful flesh.
So, God is calling out to the unsaved, and to his adulterous and idolatrous people, and he is insisting that they listen to him when he is calling to them, and that they obey him and follow him in all of his ways. He has a plan and a purpose for their lives which he wants to reveal to them, if they will but listen and do what he says. So many people have half-hearted devotion to God. He really is not on the throne in their lives. But, our God is not pleased with half-hearted devotion. He wants our all on the altar of sacrifice laid. He wants our hearts to be Spirit-controlled. He desires that we be yielded to him fully, and that he truly be Lord of our lives, and not just in name only.
So, if this is where any of you are, i.e. if you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, or if you confess to know Christ, but by your lifestyle you show that you have never had a heart transformation of the Spirit of God, or if you are a true believer, but you have since deserted your first love, and the purity of your relationship with Christ has been compromised by disobedience, then I pray you will turn from your sin to follow Jesus Christ with your life today. He died that you might die to sin and live to righteousness. When you truly believe in Jesus you die with Christ in death to sin, and you are resurrected with Christ in newness of life, “created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Eph. 4:24).
He Gives Purpose
An Original Work / June 9, 2012
“Listen to Me when I’m calling to you.
Obey freely My word.
Follow Me in all of My ways.
Do all that I say.
Hear Me gently whisper to you
My will for your life and future.
Give all of your life and heart to
Follow Me always.”
Repent of your sins and worship Jesus.
He’s your Lord and Master.
He died for your sins so you could
Live with Him today.
He has a plan for your life and
He gives purpose and direction.
He gives meaning to your life,
So follow Him today.
“I love you so much I gave My life for
You to walk in My ways,
Living for Me each day as you
Bow to Me and pray.
Witness for Me of your love for Me and
Of My grace and mercy,
How I died to save you of your
Sins now and always.”