Good Sunday Morning to all! I want to share something with you all that is very intimate in my walk with Christ Jesus.
Recently, I have felt like I was in a spiritual desert. After watching the Christian films God’s Not Dead 1 and 2, I felt the Holy Spirit (Jesus) move on me and ask, “Who Am I to You?” I started weeping in bed and left to go out the living room so that I would not wake my wife. What followed was an immense time of weeping and prayer.
My answer to the Holy Spirit was “You are the Son of the living God and You are my Lord and Savior.” I then prayed for a deeper spiritual walk with Christ Jesus. The Holy Spirit led me to the Book of Luke.
Luke was never an original disciple. As a matter of fact, he never knew Christ Jesus personally, but he had heard the stories and eye witness accounts of Jesus ministry, Jesus ultimate arrest, beating, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Luke interviewed all of the disciples as well as Jesus’ Mother, Mary. Luke was educated and was a physician. He knew how to write and he composed the book we now know as Luke. Luke also traveled with the Apostle Paul.
The point of sharing about Luke is that although he did not know Jesus while Jesus lived, Luke learned of Him and wrote down the eye witness accounts of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus from the testimony of all of Jesus’ disciples with the exception of Judas, his Mother, as well as hundreds of others. There were over 500 eyewitnesses to Jesus death and resurrection after being in the tomb for 3 days. Luke became a Follower of Jesus Christ as a Believer. He was instrumental in the Cause of Christ Jesus.
As the Holy Spirit led, I read through certain Scriptures that pertained to me. Nothing like this has ever happened to me in my walk with Christ. I prayed and asked forgiveness for what the Holy Spirit brought to my mind and what He taught me.
I am sharing this with you because Christ Jesus wants you to have an intimate and closer walk with Him. The Holy Spirit will minister to you, and will bring things to your mind on what we need to improve on, sins we have committed and not asked forgiveness for, teach us how to live and how to follow Jesus teachings.
I have heard it said by those who are in ministry that many teachers, preachers, pastors, and ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, will go through a period of time they describe as a “Spiritual Desert.” This desert causes them to want to be closer to Christ Jesus so much. That is what I am going through right now. God is trying to teach me something and I must be open to His teaching. Just as I must be open to His teaching, when you are in that spiritual desert, you yourself must be open to the Holy Spirit’s teaching as well. There could be a sin in your life that you have not repented of or that you are not involved in daily prayer or Bible study. Our walk with Christ Jesus should not just be once a week but a daily walk. We are to be so much in love with Jesus that we are seeking Him daily, meaning reading the Word of God and praying earnestly to our Father who is in Heaven. He is our Abba Father.
If we are truly in love with Jesus, then we need to also take a stand for Christ Jesus in our community. Just say His name right now. Jesus! Jesus! It is the sweetest name I know! Although we live in a society that mocks Christians, uses the Lord’s Name in vain, and the name of Jesus is a curse word, I want you to know that the one’s who truly know Him and the one’s who truly love Him, when they say the name of Jesus, there is power in that name. The Bible says that demons will flee at the name of Jesus. Therefore, because of our love for Christ Jesus, we are to take a stand for Him in a society, that doing so, is considered politically incorrect.
God is NOT Dead! He is alive and well each day! To God be the glory!
If the Holy Spirit (Jesus) asked you, “Who Am I to You,” what would be your answer? Are you in a spiritual desert? What will you do to have a closer walk with Christ Jesus? I pray that you will come to know Jesus as your personal Savior. If you already know Him, what are you doing for the cause of Christ? Who is Jesus to you?
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