Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Why?

I just wanted to tell you Why.
Why am I here?
Why do I do what I do?

I am here simply because God called me to be here. About three and a half years ago I truly gave my life to Jesus Christ. My daily life. Not just my Sundays. I began a path of trying to involve Christ in every aspect of my life. Some parts of my life didn’t care about this change and they surrendered easily. But I must tell you that other areas of my life put up a very strong fight and continue to do so. They don’t want Christ to have control.

But I am happy to report that more of my life wants Christ to have control than before. And that is cool.

You might be thinking…that’s great Curt. I am happy for you. I am glad that you have found peace and joy in your life. Good for you. But now I have to get back to MY life. I have to get back to my work.

I am writing this post to tell you that you can have that peace and joy too. I know some people who check out my blog might be Christians and some might not be. I wish the number of unbelievers who read my Blog was higher than the number of believers but I doubt it.

My hope for you is not that you will go to Church on Sundays. In fact, if Jesus was walking this earth right now I doubt He would go to church most Sundays. My hope is that you will fall in love with a Savior who came to this world to die for you. I believe Jesus is the Son of God and I truly believe that He walked on this earth, died for us and then rose from the grave.

I know it sounds narrow and I know that many people think that there cannot possibly be just one way to get to heaven. People think good works do the job. And I know that the Jesus door seems close-minded and narrow but I truly believe Him when He said that He was the only way.

But the cool thing is that although the Jesus door might be narrow, it is totally fair and open to everyone. Salvation is available to everyone, everybody gets in the same way and the price has been paid.

I don’t use this Blog to slam the Gospel down your throat. But my experience with Christ has been so amazing that I have to talk about it. God has been encouraging me lately to write this post. To pray for you and encourage you to give Christ a chance. You might be basing your opinion on Christ on a past church experience or basing it on something that some human being did to you. That’s what I did for a very long time. But I beg you to experience Christ for who He is and not what someone made Him to be. It’s ironic that people – the thing that God uses the most to reach others are the very same things that can be used to drive people far away from God. My guess is that, just like it was for me, you won’t have time for Christ until He actually feels relevant to your life.

And I think the sad thing is that, although they exist, the churches that create environments that make Christ actually relevant are few and far between. I think that there are far more churches that make the Christian life the most boring and unappealing thing ever. No wonder nobody is engaged.

We have all sinned and we cannot spend eternity with God in that state.
So He sent Jesus to die for us and to take our punishment and suffer our death.
If we truly believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for us and rose from the grave, then we will have eternal life. God knows your heart and if you truly believe this.
And if you truly believe this, you will see evidence of change in your life.
We can’t get into heaven by good works because who is the standard for that?
That is why they call it grace. Because we do not deserve the favor and salvation that God has given us.

But we have to accept it. God gave us free will. The will to choose.
Because He wants us to love Him back.
And He knows that the ultimate expression of love from us is for us to accept Him freely.
If He just forces us to love Him, there is not as much love in that.

Above anything else in this world, my prayer for you is that each and every person who reads this will truly accept Christ as their savior. Don’t wait until your death bed because we never know how much time we have on this earth.

Give me a shout if you want to talk about it.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Amennnnnnnnnn!!!!!