I love Jesus. Here is a Scripture from the Bible that shows just how much I love Jesus as the one and only Savior of my life:
~”Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”~Deuteronomy 6:5, NIV~
I serve Jesus. Everyday. In all that I do and in everything that I do. Besides the editorial work that I do, as a news editor of Atlanta Christian Voice, I currently work at a call center. I deal with all kinds of people everyday: from the most joyful of people to the most angry-spirited people. Despite the different types of people that I deal with on the phone and in person with my co-workers, I am joyful to them in word, and in deed, and in tongue. This is how I can be the example of Jesus to them without telling them who Jesus is. I am the example for my King for others to see.
I remember one day when I spoke with a co-worker. She is a Christian. She never told me that she serves Jesus: I just see it in her actions and through the silence of her actions. I saw her praying one day: silently. After she prayed, we both had a conversation. She told me in that conversation that I can be the an influence to others and inspire them without realizing it. I will never forget those words that she told me. It gave me peace of God, knowing that my light is not unseen and that others do see it. They do not have to tell me that they see it: they just do.
~”Go in peace,” Elisha said.”~2 Kings 5:19, NIV~
After this co-worker told me this, I was at peace with God and myself. I was also encouraged to seek God more, which is why I want to make this point: A person can tell me what they see in me and what they think he or she sees in me as the Spirit of God shows him or her, but it is my personal relationship with the Lord that counts. I will never forget the words that a family member told me a couple of years ago:
~”It is your personal relationship with God that matters the most.”~
Hearing those words from this family member allowed me to realize this fact: it is how I relate to Jesus on a personal level that matters in how the great light of God is shown to other people around me.
~”My heart says of you, “Seek his face!,” Your face, Lord, I will seek.”~Psalm 27:8, NIV~
I am not perfect, but I strive to be the light of Jesus to everyone that I meet on a daily basis. From my friends at church to my family I love dearly, I want everyone to know Jesus. Even if I am rejected because of the Spirit of God that is in me, I declare with boldness that Jesus is my Lord. I will live for Jesus. I will live until the day I die for Jesus Christ. He is my God.
I long for everyone near and dear to me to know who this Jesus is that I gaze upon everyday. I cry for those who are close to me, who I long to know Jesus. I love them anyways because it is what we, as Christians, are called to do. I long for the lost to know Him. I long for the saved to draw closer into Him so that they love Him more and more.
~”I don’t care for love from others even though that is nice because that is temporary. I care for the love of Christ from others around me, who genuinely and sincerely mean it.”~
This is because at the end of the day, like my close family member told me, it is your personal relationship with God that matters the most. NOT what others say and think of you. From what the athiest to the homosexual to what the self-righteous Christian says or thinks of you, it is your personal relationship with God that matters the most so that you can leave a legacy behind you in a way that people will remember you not only for what you do, but for how you lived your life for King Jesus.
~”One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”~Psalm 27:4, NIV~
Overall, dear reader, this is my last piece of my advice for you that I read from a morning devotional by Dr. Charles Stanley, the pastor of my church. Read because it is worth the read:
Now, I am going to pray for you, dear reader, before ending this blog post:
Thank You for the many miracles that You have performed in each reader, who is reading this blog post, so that he or she can come into Your Kingdom. Thank You that It does not matter where he or she is at mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. You love him or her where he or she is at. I pray that he or she comes into Your Kingdom as he or she is just as he or she is at with boldness and no fear while entering into Your love. May Your blessings fall on each reader so that he or she comes into the Kingdom with gladness and joy. May Your healing hands touch the minds and hearts of every reader, Christian or non-Christian, who is reading this blog post. I pray that he or she will stop and heed Your Holy Spirit and listen to You. Lead each reader from the darkest of places and into Your Kingdom so that he or she can be a saved child of Your Son and leave behind a legacy worth remembering for everyone to honor and remember. Bless each reader today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
Know this reader: I love you where you are at, but Jesus loves you more. Enter into His love today. Grace and Peace! ❤
~”My feet stand on level ground; in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.”~Psalm 26:12, NIV~