“It’s not what your doing, it’s who you are following that God is most interested in.” – Andy Stanley
“Come to Me . . . When you hear those words, you will know that something must happen in you before you can come. The Holy Spirit will show you what you have to do, and it will involve anything that will uproot whatever is preventing you from getting through to Jesus. And you will never get any further until you are willing to do that very thing. The Holy Spirit will search out that one immovable stronghold within you, but He cannot budge it unless you are willing to let Him do so.” – Oswald Chambers
When someone has been in church for a long time, it can be easy to make the Christian life very difficult. Rule gets added to rule. Theology becomes a web of questions instead of a path to enlightenment. Following Jesus gets overshadowed by other things, including many good things.
The good news is that the Christian life is simpler than many people think, yet it is also harder than anyone could ever imagine. The paradox here converges at the cross. That is where Jesus transforms us and gives us His power and life to become the sons of God. Grace does more than cover our past sin. It enables us to live a godly life here and now.
All we have to do is follow Jesus. Everything else will be taken care of in time. Following Jesus is never easy. But getting started is much easier than we may want to admit.
Sometimes we delay following Jesus because we play mind games. This gets us no where. The best thing we can do is to get up and simply follow. All else will be explained in time.
It’s a very simple concept with a supernatural reality. What is your answer to Jesus’ call? He is calling you, “Come follow Me.”