Monday, 27 January 2014

Saying 'Yes'

We have been reflecting on Discipleship this last week and one realises how much of a commitment is involved in following Jesus. There can be no half-hearted efforts in following Jesus - it requires an "ALL IN" attitude. This should not deter us from saying 'YES' to Jesus though. God knows that we are fragile and prone to wander, yet he still wants us to be part of the journey. Just because we realise that we will 'fail' doesn't mean that we shouldn't follow Jesus. Jesus knew all of this when he died on the Cross for our sins. He knew we would NEVER be perfect, so he took away the punishment for our sins. Our response is then to feel the freedom of 'our sins paid for' and to seek to honour God with our lives. The best way we can say 'Thank you" to God is to offer Him our lives in return.

Ø “Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth.” – Rick Warren

 ·   2 Corinthians 13:9 – “Our greatest wish and prayer is that you will become mature Christians.” 

Prayer thought: Remember that Jesus recognised our 'imperfections' long before we became aware of them, yet he still offered us his love and mercy. 

Living in Grace

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