Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Just like Jesus: A Thirty day walk with the Savior

I struggle everyday with my relationship with God. Not in the sense I don't believe, my faith is strong, yet I struggle with pleasing him. With making the right decisions’, doing all that I can for him, disappointing him in my selfishness (and I can honestly say I am a selfish person)

I have had this book for I don't know how long by one of my mom’s favorite Christian authors Max Lucado, called JUST LIKE JESUS: DEVOTIONAL. I decided I am going on this journey. “This is your invitation to spend thirty intimate days with the savior learning how to become more like Jesus. Can you think of a better offer?" who can refuse that?

Today I am posting the introduction of the book and for the next 30 days I will share with you what I am taking from this experience, what I am learning, and most importantly the changes I am seeing! (Hopefully a lot) so without further adieu Mr. Max Lucado

“What if, for one day, Jesus were to become you? What if, for 24 hours, Jesus wakes up in your bed, walks in your shoes, lives in your house, assumes your schedule? Your boss becomes his boss, your mother becomes his mother, your pains become his pains. With one exception, nothing about your life changes. Your health doesn't change. Your circumstances don't change. Your schedule isn't altered your problems aren’t solved. Only one change occurs.
What if for one day, Jesus lives your life with his heart? Your heart gets the day of, and your life is led by the heart of Christ. His priorities govern your actions. His passions drive your decisions. His love directs your behavior.
What would you be like? Would people notice a change? ...... Since God's plan is to help us become more and more like his Son, it makes sense that we should spend time getting to know Jesus' heart. Because God wants to give you a heart like Jesus."

Touched right in the heart

Yesterday evening when i was driving to school, a long 45 minute drive, i was having this intimate conversation with Jesus, i wont get into specifics, but the gist was i felt so guilty for not spreading his word, i just was feeling like i wasn't a good daughter to him, not helping enough people etc. Do you ever feel like your asking God for too much and not giving him anything in return? That was just how i felt lately, like I'm not doing enough! This local christian radio station in my area 89.7 that i love! any-who they send out a daily text messages if you sign up of encourage thoughts, sometimes bible verses. Well this morning right at 8 am i got the text and it read "the volume of your voice is irrelevant; it's the volume of your faith that makes all the difference." That statement just spoke straight to my heart. it felt like God was giving me a big hug and saying your fine, your doing OK.