August already! How is your summer going? Have you been doing life with Jesus?
When you hear that question, what do you think about?
When you hear that question, how do you feel about yourself?
Do you understand what it means to do life with Jesus? Perhaps it is a new thought for you. Perhaps you have questions about it. Perhaps you carry a lot of baggage about it.
One of the very first things we need to realize about doing life with Jesus, is that it is about believing. It is about faith. If we get faith right, we get life right.
The Christian life is lived the very way it begins. It starts with faith and it is lived by faith.
We begin the Christian life when we hear the gospel truth about Christ and believe it. The moment we believe, we receive the Spirit of Christ. We have new life by faith.
We live the Christian life the very same way. We hear God’s truth about some area of our life and we believe it. The moment we believe the truth, we receive the enabling work of His Spirit. We are able to live in a new way by faith.
Just as we cannot earn our own way to heaven, neither can we live the Christian life on our own. To think we can is pure arrogance. It suggests that Christ died needlessly. Galatians 2:21
When we live as though it all depends on us, we are declaring that Christ died needlessly.
We begin the Christian life when we rely on the work of Christ to save us.
We continue the Christian life when we rely on the working of Christ and His Spirit within us to transform us.
Declare your need of Christ – not just for salvation but for all of life. Depend on Him. Do life with Him.