You can hear this message here, however, I know many are too busy to listen and reading would be more convenient.
Living the Christian life and having a personal walk with Jesus is an everyday privilege.
We do not have to have this personal walk with Christ…we get to have this everyday walk with Him!
Here are some of the more important elements of a personal walk with The Lord.
1. We Stand out.
Do you stand out for Jesus?
In Acts 4:13 we see, it was obvious they had been with Jesus. Took note of them that they had been with Jesus. I think the illustration conveys the idea that being with Jesus changes us, so much so that others can tell you have a personal walk with Jesus? It is impossible to become more like Christ Jesus while becoming more like the world!
Folks, If we look like, and live like lost people in the world, we should not be surprised when they think we are one of them, or other dedicated Christians think we are one of them!
2. We Speak up.
Have you talked with Jesus? It is impossible to have a personal relationship with Jesus apart from a healthy, faithful prayer life. Sometime I think some people don’t connect prayer to talking with the Lord…in other words, it becomes a mechanical ritual rather than a personal reality. (see Lu. 18:11)
3. We Step up.
Mark 16:20. Have you worked with Jesus? It is true that the Lord wants to work with us, but we have to want to be used in order to be used. “A worse mistake than being unprepared is to be unwilling, because, if we are willing, we will try to be prepared and available!” LLH
4. We Step over.
Have You stood with Jesus? Ex. 32:26, we see the question “Who is on the Lord side?” I know that I touched this on Sunday…but, “I cannot believe the people who claim to be saved, yet they stand with the world against the Word of God.”
5. We Step in the deep with Jesus.
Have your stepped out into a life that requires you to live by faith?
Matt. 14:28 (read) "The just shall live by faith". Sometimes our human reasoning will interfere with our walk by faith, not by sight. Let's face it, when we step in the deep, in other words, attempt the humanly impossible, there has to be the expectation by faith of Divine enablement.
6. We Speak out to others about your faith, and their need.
Have you spoken with others for Jesus?
Mal. 3:16; Ps 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;”
1 Pet. 3:15 “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” How can we have a Friend like Jesus and not want others to know Him?
Sometimes a busy life gets in the way of a blessed life!
Let me explain:
If a saved person has so much busyness that he or she cannot maintain a daily, personal life with Christ, he or she has to much busyness."
How s your everyday walk with The Lord?