So its late...like super late.
Thankfully it is my off day, ha! Didn't have to go in to work yet I did have one sick child on my hands today. Thankfully this is my last week working outside of the home (hopefully for good).
So on to One Perfect Life.
This week we are reading Part III, which talks about John's ministry and the beginning of Jesus' ministry.
I think many times we as believers think that because we have turned our lives over to Christ we aren't supposed to deal with any hard times. This is such futile thinking which will leave you disillusioned in the end. KNOW that once you turn your life over to Christ, the trials will hit a little harder, the tests will be more challenging, you WILL lose friends. These are not ifs, but whens because not everyone is interested in Christ. The bible shows that clearly. The Pharisees should have been the first to be glad and welcome Jesus. NOT so, they plotted to kill Him because He upset their status quo. Jesus didn't go with the flow. Jesus told it like it was. And no one, especially people comfortable in their sin, likes for someone to point out their sins and call them to repentance.
John's ministry was the forerunner to Jesus' ministry. John preached the Old Testament and prepared the hearts of the people. He baptized people with water so that when Jesus came they would be ready. John testified as to who Jesus is. John baptized Jesus, so if anyone knew Jesus' identity John knew. We need to be like John, pointing past our selves, past our blogs, past our ministries, straight to the Cross, straight to Jesus Christ. Because it is HE who saves, who delivers, who comforts, who gives eternal life. I cannot save the next person but I can point them to who can, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I cannot save my children, so I point them to Jesus and teach them about Jesus so that they can know Jesus for themselves.
This is what we are called to do. Especially those of us with a platform which is everyone. You have a job, there's your platform. You have a husband & children, there's your platform. You have a blog, twitter, instagram, or facebook...there's your platform.
Don't do anything for your self, for your selfish ambitions. (I have been guilty of this.)
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, (Philippians 2:3)
Do everything for Christ, for His kingdom and glory.
Next week we will be reading part IV. Have you been following along? Have any questions or comments? If you're blogging as well, leave a link below so I can check it out!
Tell the truth and love immensely,