Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.”
– James 4:13-15

During my Bible study, the Holy Spirit really convicted me to the core about my life and how I live it. I mean, I don’t consider myself a bad person. I study the Word and try to live by it. I evangelize the Gospel. And, throughout all of this.. how many times do I say, “I?”

It wasn’t until I really heard what it really takes, to be a Disciple. I mean, a true, living, breathing Disciple of God. I know, a lot of you out their will quickly say, I am a Disciple of God, but I want you to ask yourselves, truthfully, are you really? Let me tell you what we fellowshipped in our study of the Word of God. 

Elijah was a Prophet of God in Kingdom of Samaria. He was so on fire with God that he devoted his whole life to Him. You know what the name Elijah means? The name Elijah, when translated from Hebrew,  means “Yahweh is my God.” And it showed. Elijah is a true Disciple of God. He was even compared to an Olympic athlete. This is someone who spends year’s, doing nothing but, training and giving 110% all the time for the practice of their sport. The same goes for Elijah. He was so on fire for God, it is written that he once sprinted 20 miles in front of a Chariot. This guy must have been in outstanding shape for one and had a passion like none-other. To out-run a horse-drawn Chariot for 20 miles is un-heard of today.

How many of us, train none-stop for the Kingdom of God? How many of us give it 110% all the time? Most of us can’t even stand to read the Gospel for more than 30 minutes at a time, let alone a whole day of just… devotion. My Pastor once said that the average church going Christian, spends on average, 6 days of their life in total, out of the entire year in church. 6 days… that’s all! Yet, a disciple gives his or her entire life, dedicated towards God’s will and leaves everything behind and just goes.

I know we know what we should do, but how many of us are willing to do it? You know, James writes this in James 4:10, “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” Wow! To know what we should do, but fail to do it is actually a sin. My brothers and sisters, has the Holy Spirit tugged on your heart lately? Has God inspired you to do more? Has Jesus’ countless examples urged you pick up your cross?

Today is the day for Salvation. It’s a free gift that Jesus gives us. Free is an awesome price and I want to personally ask you, have you accepted Christ in your life? Have you honestly asked Jesus into your hearts? Before you answer, I want you to think about this. Remember, a lot of the Gospel’s compared being a Christian towards marriage. If you are a Christian, you are married to Christ. If you accept Jesus into your hearts, you must have a change of heart. So ask yourselves this and pray. God wants to hear from you. Take and see, seek and you shall find.

May God Bless you and help you along your way in your acceptance in Christ.


Brother Jonathan

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