Sunday, May 15, 2011
This is your generation, what are you going to do about it? How are you going to change it?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 NIV
Ask yourself this question: How are you going to make a difference in your generation?
Let me answer that right now. You can't. Here is the real question: How are you going to let God use you to change this ugly and disgusting world? Just dig deep in that question and think about it for awhile.
Satan wants us dead. He wants EVERYONE dead. The only person that the devil didn't want dead was Jesus because He was the only one that was born to die. Jesus' mission was to die on the cross for our sins and satan knew that. My dad would say that satan knows the scriptures very well. He knew that God had a mission for His only son, and that mission was to set the world free.
Changing your generation is simply being humble like Jesus and dying like He did. Let me explain. God's mission and destination for every person's life is to DIE. For Jesus it's physically. For us it's dying to our flesh. The Son of Man literally died. But He gave us the Holy Spirit so that we don't have to literally die. We have to die to the flesh that's inside of us and let God's Spirit control us. Well how do you let the Spirit control you? Or what does that look like?
Well it's simply reading the bible daily and committing to His will. We can find the answers to life in that book. But that doesn't help you to die to yourself. When you read the bible AND apply it to your life, you will find joy in Jesus Christ. 1 timothy 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. What about school? That's a great place to start.
So don't let others tell you who you are. That is God's job. He thoughts for you are MORE than the sands of the sea. God loves you so much! We don't even know how much! I just think that's awesome.
Well that was a lot to write. Let me know what you think. I hope I didn't make you fall asleep. Just remember that God loves you and He wants you on His side. Have a great day!