Witnessing to Jesus

Have you ever thought on why you believe in Jesus? I have written a previous blog on why I did, why I chose Christ. But have you ever thought of the signs and wonders of Jesus, if that wasn’t evident in your life would you believe? Its a hard question to answer. A lot of people say (even me) I would still believe. If thats the case what is your testimony? What made you believe in Christ?

How I started to come to faith is that I first went to a rave and I did 3 pills of ecstasy. It was not in A: the right state of mind and B: I wasn’t going anywhere in my life. The day that I got baptized the first time is when my friend got into a fatal car accident by landing into a barbed wire fence. She was right near where I lived. That was my sign and miracle stating that it was me who could have been in that car. I could have died. Furthermore, I could have died without knowing Jesus. That was a sign for me that I needed to start living for God.

John 4:46-51 So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. When this man heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went to him and asked him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. So Jesus said to him,”Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my child dies.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and went on his way. As he was going down, his servantst met him and told him that his son was recovering. So he asked them the hour when he began to get better, and they said to him, “Yesterday at the seventh hourt the fever left him.” The father knew that was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” And he himself believed, and all his household.

Not only that its biblical, everyone has a story on why they believe in Jesus. You can’t necessarily come to faith just by believing. I do think that there is a sign or wonder in your life that brings you to faith in trust in Jesus.

Name that particular event in your life that you came to Christ? How did Jesus become live to you?

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You are Just A Man, Or Are You?

(Sorry girls)

Do we often feel as if we are someone superior? I do. I feel sometimes that titles in church give us that opportunity and that our narcissism can take over. I also feel sometimes that we would be able to take over, let people look at us other than serve. Some people can misinterpret us and see us as an idol if we are not too careful

I have done that as well. I tend to look at people and get super attached and if they leave I would fall on my face. Its a scary thing. I had to get an intervenes in my arm because of that. I was also talking to a girl yesterday in which her mom has died and she was looking for older females to try to make them apart of their lives. That is ok, its not ok when they leave they will have their face fall flat on the ground when they are gone. I helped her, and I feel that its good to help other people out. However, if I get a big head on helping her out then I am not really boasting on Jesus.

Dr. Timothy Keller said this that stuck in my mind (which includes people) an idol is when you have that particular thing in your life, if you lose it you would not have a meaningful one. His example that he used was thats why people wanted to kill themselves when going through an economic crisis. It was seen to them as the only security they have. One of my idols is being seen. I love attention and a lot of the times at home I never get it. So I look for it. Sometimes its an unhealthy way to look at yourself and to say “Hey!!! Look at me!!! This is what I done!!!” REMEMBER that you are just a man, (or woman) and you can’t do anything without Christ. Phillipians 4:13: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” But what does that mean? What does “through Him mean?”

When you are in Gods presence, anything that you do that is for Him, could be absolutely anything. If you do it well, you need to A: Give God the glory and B: Be not ashamed of your Lord Jesus Christ. That is true freedom, to be in the presence of God and to put him in the forefront of whatever you do.

John 1:19-23 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” So they said to him, “Who are you? We need to give an answer to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

John is just a man. So are you (if your not a girl). The wilderness being everything around you. You are in the world, you are just a man but you are extraordinary once you have Christ Jesus in your life and you are not ashamed of His Gospel. John did that. He showed us in this passage that he isn’t anyone special, that he is just waiting for Jesus.

So I ask you, who are you? What is God doing extraordinary in your life?