Wednesday, February 18, 2009
When I was 16 I said the sinners prayer and I believed I was saved. I wish someone would have come up to me and said: "You are dead, you are dying you are deceived you have nothing and your life is worthless unless Christ is your life". I can say that because of what he has done for me. Because I can look at Philippians 3:8 where Paul talks about it all being lost its a verse of victory its Paul he conquered everything through faith in Christ he conquered it all. I can look and I can try to find things I've sacrificed I cant find a single thing because I haven't given anything up. The one treasure is Christ and you cant understand giving anything up unless you understand how great a treasure Christ is. Because if you understand that than you realize its all worthless to begin with. All from the start its the world, the world, the world you might look at yourself and say it takes a man of great faith to sin and still know he saved that's faith right? Its an excuse its an excuse to sin and go against God. Sin goes against God how can you love God and sin against him? It makes no sense.
I used to sit in my room in silence I hated everyone I hated talking to people I would sit there loving being alone but he has blessed me to labor. When I was saved I was drastically changed. I read Isaiah 6 and I look at that man and he met with God and he saw God once and he didn't say after the cherubim said "HOLY HOLY HOLY IS THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY THE WHOLE EARTH IS FULL OF HIS GLORY"
He didn't look at him and say I accept you into my heart now Jesus. He said the only thing I can do is condemn myself to hell. He was trying to convince God I am worthless and a sinner "Woe is me, Woe is me" he was trying to convince God to send him to hell. We say we sacrificed things we've sacrificed nothing. By the grace of God he reaches in and plucks things out of my life that are not of him that are not worthy of him.