Staying True to Jesus

A Thirst For God | April 7, 2016

As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God
Psalms 42:1-2, NIV

Take this verse in again. Go ahead. Read it again. Ok. Now one more time. Can you catch the passion? Can you catch the desperateness? Can you catch the desire? While many follow Christ habitually, few follow with this fervency.

What Is God's Desire For You? | April 6, 2016
Plain and simple, Abba's desire for us is that we would experience His full blessing and experience the joy of knowing Him. In fact, this desire is not just for us but for our children as well. However, there is a caveat. 

Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
Deuteronomy 5:29, NIV

Right Answer, Wrong Heart | April 5, 2016
The story of the "Good Samaritan" is set up by this interchange with Jesus. The "expert in religion" answers correctly about the priority of loving relationships with God and man being supreme above all other things. However, since this is very difficult to do, he sees if he can "stay correct" while relieving himself of the obligation to love all people. 

And He said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.” 29 But wishing to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?"
Luke 10:28-29, NASB

Are You Still Following Jesus | April 4, 2016
Walking with Jesus over the long haul requires a perpetual focus upon who He is as our Lord....  Following Jesus is "Jesus" focused. 

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
Luke 9:57-58, NIV