Day 18

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day 18

 

You may have heard someone say, “I tried Jesus, but it didn’t work.” But Jesus isn’t an “it.” He’s not a sweater you try on. He’s not a diet. He’s not a behavior system. If you’re going to ‘try’ Jesus, the closest you’ll ever get is religion, and religion is the stuff of God without God in it. It’s the shell.Belonging to Jesus isn’t going out and being better. It’s not living a holy life so he’ll love you. Being a believer is just that: believing, which means trusting and placing all of your weight on Jesus for now and eternity. It means confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believing in your heart that God raised him from the dead. To confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord is not to repeat a line in a dark worship center or to slip up your hand during an invitation on Sunday. Rather, it means we say in earnest, “You’re the king of my life forever. I’m handing over my future. I’m handing over my past. I’m handing over the controls here and now.”

 

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