Learning To Never Fail…
Jesus said to him “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” ~Matthew 22:37-40 NKJB
Jesus teaches us, and promises us, if we believe in Him, love Him with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and all our strength while loving our neighbor as ourself, we will never die and all the promises He makes with humanity will be filled. Jesus teaches us, and promises us, this without hesitation, without qualifiers and never once has a bad thing to say about us or judge us against the culture, our choices or the decisions in life we make. Jesus teaches us that we can never fail.
Learning to never fail is a process. Learning to trust Jesus completely, for most us, is a process. The more we focus on learning, which is what Jesus is doing with the Disciples, the Great Teacher, Rabbi, is teaching His Disciples how to never die, how to never fail, how to teach others what they have been taught.
How much time was dedicated to sports this week? What about a job? What about TV or exercise? By shifting a little time away from other activities and giving it to Jesus Christ we will find our lives transform in ways we never knew possible. By giving more time to Jesus Christ, Emmanuel, our hearts, minds and soul begin to draw more of Him into our lives. By-the-way, He is not like one of our relatives that grows weary of our presence – He will give us all the time we would like. Want to spend the day with Him, great! Want to meet Jesus several times during the day, great! Want to meet with Him for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening, great! The more we give the more He gives.
All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. ~John 6:37 NKJB
As long as we live in fear and don’t come to believe in something as simple as seeing Jesus, the Christ, Emmanuel in every person we come in contact, then fear will continue to be our god. We will continue to learn from the devil, who is in culture, while we will continue to live in fear instead of joy, praise and love.
When we accept the conversation in our mind that goes something like – “you’re a terrible dad.” and then agree with that statement, we have effectively handed over a piece of our true identity. If we accept something like “you loser…” then we have given away another piece of our true identity. Over time, the devil keeps coming back, plants a seed, says a phrase or a word, we agree and hand over piece after piece after piece of our true identity until we are living in our lives in lies instead of in Jesus.
If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. ~John 14:16-18 NKJB
Either the Gospel is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of Him, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.