I really got to know Jesus in July 2020, that is when I noticed I was looking through the eyes of a sinner.
I had met Jesus some years ago, I even liked some of the stuff that was said about him, but I never was interested in getting to know him back then. It is funny that Jesus had been with me all of my life, and I did not know it.
I am going to use the words “Place of Worship” instead of the word “Church” because I do not want to confuse anyone. When Jesus used the word church, he was referring to the people inside the Place of Worship, and not the building itself.
There I was a married man with a family, thinking I am living a decent life, I loved my family at least I thought I did, I had a regular job, paid the bills, and took care of my family. I only went to the place of worship because my wife wanted me too, I would go with her sometimes, but I never enjoyed it.
When I was young my mother would take me and my siblings to a Baptist place of worship, it was OK, but I was not interested in it. On some Sundays one of my aunts would take me to her place of worship, I will not give it a denomination name, because I do not know what it was called. I got turned off with this place of worship because when they started singing and dancing, some people would fall on the floor, and some of the other people would put a blanket on them and would continue on with service as if nothing happened.
As I grew older, I got away from the religious place of worship altogether. I am the worst sinner on earth and that my friend is a fact. Being a sinner as I am, I know other sinners when I come in contact with them. I discovered there were a lot of sinners at the place of worship.
I always thought the place of worship was for true believers, I did not know it was for sinners like me. At these religious places of worship, you will meet liars, gossipers, and all kinds of sinners. I thought these types of people should not be in the place of worship, and I got angry about it and that is part of the reason I stopped going to the religious places of worship.
At that time, I did not know the love of Jesus and that he will forgive all of your sins and put you on a straight path. I knew I was an awful sinner, but I had very little sympathy for other sinners in the worship services because I thought they were trying to deceive other people into believing they were believers.
Today I see people who are believers, or I think they are believers, falling into sin. Now I can understand why this happens to people, especially believers because Satan is trying to get them to take their eyes off of Jesus and start living a worldly life.
In a worldly life, you only have to obey worldly rules and laws. In a believer’s life you still have to obey worldly rules and laws, but then there are Jesus rules and laws that you have to obey also. The difference is a worldly life leads to destruction, while a believer’s life leads to eternal peace with Jesus.
Living a worldly life is easier for all humans because we are born with a fleshy sinful body, and that is why most people choose that lifestyle, keep in mind the people who chose to live a worldly life are God’s children too. The problem with living a worldly life, is you have to deny Jesus.
Since Jesus came into my life about 5 months ago, I see everything differently now. I now know some of us believers fall sometimes, that is something I thought only nonbelievers do. We just have to get back up and go to Jesus and ask for his forgiveness, that is something he will gladly do. He already knows what it is like to be trapped inside a fleshy sinful body.
If Jesus wanted us to live a Godly lifestyle, why would he put us into a fleshy sinful body that is prone to sin? The answer is – He wanted us to come to him for help, he wanted us to know no matter how hard we try, we cannot live a Godly life without him.
I will not lie to you, so I will tell you up-front, living a Godly life is not easy. If Satan is not already on your back, he will be as soon as you accept Jesus into your life. You will have to learn to do battle with Satan, and Jesus will be right by your side all the way, so it can be done, even though you may fail sometimes. Also, ask some of your Christian associates what they do when Satan tries to attack their minds. Living a Godly life is better than anything Satan can give you in his worldly world.
by: Me | Photo: Pxfuel