Monday, September 28, 2009

"What Must I Do?"

I find myself asking "What must I do to enter the Kingdom of Heaven?" Oh I have kept all the "rules" from childhood..I can hear the "rich young ruler"say. I have done all the right things...and yet something tells me Jesus is saying, "fill in the blank"For the rich young ruler, it was sell everything you have and give it to the poor.

What is Jesus saying to you and me?This story says..We all have something that could keep us from entering..Only Jesus and I know..Thank goodness!! "What must I do?" The Bible says 2 Tim 2:15 Be diligent (Do everything possible) to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth. Ashamed!! Could I actually be ashamed of myself before God..What happens then?

I must approve of what I do and He must approve as well. I don't know about you, but that puts a new light on things..What do I approve of everyday that God would not? Do I study to find out? Am I really being honest with my life or am I just ridin' the fence.We are not to be of this world brothers and sisters. We have to be in it, but not of it!! What does that mean? Can you see a difference in your life compared to someone who does not know Jesus?

Are there things in your life that you are glad only Jesus and you know about? Are you ashamed of them??Only you can judge yourself now..You HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST. You must judge now so on that day you will not be ashamed.Romans 6:1-2 says...What shall we say then? Shall we continue to sin that grace may abound? Certainly Not!!Let us dig deep and gouge out that eye..lest we "do not enter" Grace is imparted to us through Christ, but let me ask you a challenging question....

Would you tell any of your children " I accept anything you do..even things that are wrong and you can do them all the time" I think not!!Let us remember He is our Father and He wants A SPOTLESS church to marry His son. Let's be that church for Him!! He DIED for it!!"What must you do?"


Raye Ann said...

I find myself asking myself that a lot lately. I think of Phil. 4:8. I ask dose what I watch, read or do meet this standard. I am finding that more and more the things I used to watch or read most of the time do not hold an interest for me. Although there are those time when I fell there tug. Once we have seen them, or thought about them they have a way of popping back up in our head.

You know it is kind of funny. I was reading the note you posted on fb today and thought "you know she really needs a blog."

Raye Ann

Mary Lutz said...

Way to go and get a blog!!! Wow! Awesome!

I will subscribe to your RSS feed so that I can be updated whenever you write a new post!