Grace and peace to you my friend. A season seems to be upon us in which many believers are struggling. Sadder yet, some are falling away.
I have written a few questions which may be helpful if you are a believer who feels like they are struggling, as we all tend to do sometimes. Perhaps now is the time to take a long realistic look into the mirror of your soul. I honestly pray for the Lord Jesus Christ to convict and to comfort you in the questions as well as the answers. I bless you in Jesus name!
1. This would be the alpha question…Do I need to return to my first love?
Rev. 2:4 “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”
2. Is busyness and the things of this world choking out my relationship with Jesus?
Mark 4:19 “but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the desire for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.”
3. Am I placing anything or anyone in my life ahead of Jesus?
Col. 1:18 “He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first born from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”
4. Do I genuinely know Jesus or do I just know about Him?
John 14:17 “that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”
5. Does the written word continuously lead me to encounter the Living Word?
Luke 24:32 “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the scriptures to us?”
6. Do I take time to listen throughout my day and do I hear His voice consistently?
John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me”
7. Am I totally, completely enamored with Jesus?
Mark 12:30″You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
8. Am I having face to face encounters with Jesus?
Rev. 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come into him and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
9. Can I find myself anywhere in the Song of Solomon? Am I longing for Jesus?
Song of Solomon 8:5 “Who is this coming up from the wilderness leaning on her beloved?”
10. Do I have peace?
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
11. Is Jesus sitting on the throne of my heart?
Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
12. And this would be the Omega question…Do I need to return to my first love?
Rev. 21:6 Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirst from the spring of the water of life without cost.”
Friend, if you made it this far…then God bless you! Jesus loves you! If you happen to be dazed and confused by all this, it’s ok. The Bible says there is a veil that remains over our heart that is only removed in Christ. Jesus once told a very religious man, “You must be born of the Spirit” and the man didn’t understand. All of us at some point in our lives are forced to look into the mirror of our soul and say, “There has got to be something better than this!” Our own conscience even bears witness to this. Please hear me friends when I say there is some really good news for you today. Jesus is the better way! Scripture says, God rescues us out of the darkness and transfers us into the Kingdom of His beloved Son. Being a living testimony, I promise and I swear it is absolutely true! It is written, O taste and see that the Lord is good.
His goodness far exceeds are expectations! Jesus is madly, passionately, head over heels in love with you. He forgives you. He renews you. He gives you peace. He gives you eternal life. He moves into your heart and every thing about you changes for the better. No cost. Just for the asking. So please…invite Him in and experience that what I say is true. Prepare to enter into the biggest adventure and the most excellent love affair you could ever imagine. A few simple heart felt words will change your life forever.
Jesus, I need You and I receive You. Thank You…my Lord!