Christians are tempted to conform to the world day after day. More times than not, the conforming tends to be subtle. Similarly, when the serpent tempted Eve, she didn’t even realize in the moment that she was being disobedient. After allowing the serpent to speak to her, she slowly conformed to the path of disobedience.
I’d like to talk about an issue that is not being spoken about enough. We as Christians are allowing more and more of the world to penetrate our sacred walk with God. We’re called to be one hundred percent sold out for Christ our Lord. I’m not talking about a “Christian” that just simply goes to church on Sunday and has a cross tattoo. What I’m talking about is being so sold out for Christ that the love we have for our families or even our own lives look like hate in comparison.
“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s” – Rom 14:8
The Word says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it”. Nothing is ours. This includes our jobs, our families, our friends, and especially not our own lives. It all belongs to the Lord. It always has and always will. When we allow the Lord to take over, we are only giving Him back something that already belonged to Him in the first place. We are releasing the control we have come to believe we have over our “own” lives.
He is truly our only hope. There is only one way to enter eternity with God, and that’s through Jesus Christ His son. Why? Because we have been tainted with sin, and the only price for sin is death. The price that Jesus purchased us for.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. ’There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31
Life and everything in it is all about Jesus. If you’re making it about anything else, you’re drinking out of a broken cistern and forsaking the living water. He calls for ALL our heart, ALL our soul, ALL our mind, and ALL our strength. Are you sold out for Jesus? For Christ is either Lord of all, or He is not Lord at all.