Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Jesus Paid it All

"it's all because of Jesus I'm alive, It's all Because the blood of Jesus Christ"
"Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe, Sin had left a crimson stain He washed it white as snow"

At GSM (Granger Student Ministries) last Sunday we sang both of these songs and it hit me again how true it is. We sing things like this all the time at church and even hear them on Christian radio stations and we know it's true. So how come it's so hard for us to give it back to Him? I mean think about it: Jesus DIED so that we could live. He DIED. For Me. For You. So that we could have life. So is it too much to ask that we live this life, that He gave us, in a way that is pleasing to Him? This shouldn't be something we do because we feel guilty, we should work harder to make time for him, and think harder to make sure we're honoring him because we want to. Because He loves us and we love him. If you have a best friend that you love with you're whole heart, you're not just going to listen to them or talk to them because you feel guilty. You're gonna make time no matter how busy you are because you enjoy spending time with them. That's how it should be with God. But to an even greater extent because He died for us.

So often I ask myself how can I live for God at school? How am I acting any different than anyone else? But then I realize just because I'm not going around witnessing to people, doesn't mean I'm not living for God. Sometimes all it takes is not cussing when everyone else is, standing up for the kids getting made fun of, or even just a smile in passing. People notice the little things, maybe not immediately but eventually they will see there's something different about us, and maybe they'll even be curious as to what that might be. Why don't we, not only focus on the BIG stuff but also the little things that people don't often think about, and when people notice tell them why we're doing it? And put you're whole heart into what you do because you're not doing it for yourself or other people. You're doing it for God. Because He loves us, created us, and died for us.

Therefore my brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the LOrd, because you knoe that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.~ 2 Corinthians 15:58

I have been crucified with Christ and i no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life i live in the body i live by faith in the son of God who loved me and gave himself for me~Galatians 2:20

1 comment:

Sarah Koutz said...

Love you! Love your heart! Can't wait to see you at GSM. Keep shining Jesus. I'm proud of you!