Saturday, March 5, 2016


The first requirement to Living For Jesus is simply to believe or trust. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."(Acts 16:31-KJV) To successfully live for Jesus you must first believe on (trust in) His Word. John 3:16 tells us " For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him (Jesus) should not perish but have everlasting life." We must put our faith and trust in God's Word. Jesus is the living Word. In other words, the bible is the complete Word of God. We must believe the entire bible, not just the parts we choose. 

Now that we've got that down, to live successfully for Jesus we need to act on what we believe. Sometimes living for Jesus contradicts what the world teaches us. The main focus of the world is to live for self. To be successful in life by working hard and making a name for ourselves is the goal most people seek. There is nothing wrong with that in itself but, by taking all the credit ourselves, we leave God out. There is no such thing as a self made man. God has enabled us and we need to acknowledge Him. Acting on what we believe requires us to study the bible and put the principles we learn into our every day lives.

As we study the bible keep in mind that we have the living Word of God right in front of us. "Every word of God is pure: he is a shield to them that put their trust in Him." (Proverbs 30:5) Jesus is our example and we should strive to be like Him.

God loves us and has proven His love for us by dying on the cross for our sins and the sins of the whole world. Take Jesus at His word and believe that He will bless us as we put Him first in our every day lives. Believe, even when it doesn't make sense to the rest of the world, believe! God is always there for you!