The Two Most Important Decisions in Life

 
 

There are two quality decisions that everyone needs to make in order to live life to its fullest extent. The first is to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. The second is to sit daily at the feet of Jesus; in that order.

Let’s look at the first decision. With so many religions and different practices of faith out there, I know this is a bold statement; but it is  a true one. The source of all success and prosperous living is being  connected to God as Father, and only the Lord Jesus Christ can give you  that right.

John 14:6 says, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Many people live life without making the Lord Jesus Christ their Lord, and they may have success, but not good success. You see, that success has only external results. It’s like having nice job, but you’re still depressed. Having a good spouse, but you still live with regrets about your past. But with Jesus as Lord, you can have “good success”. That’s good results both on the inside as well as the outside. And it’s only made possible because God himself comes and dwells within our inner man, by faith in the blood of Jesus. Jesus makes it possible for us to exchange our old nature with a new one. And that new nature is made in His image, giving access to His results in our life, both on the inside as well as the outside.

But the tragedy for many Christians is that although they have the Spirit of the Living God dwelling within them, giving access for the most fulfilled life one can imagine, they are not experiencing it. Why so?

Here’s where the second most important decision of life comes in and that is to sit at the feet of Jesus daily, so we can learn from Him!

In Luke 10:38-42 we see the picture of two Christians, both who received Jesus into their “house” (hearts), but each had different experiences. Martha represents the Christian who gets saved but neglects to sit at the feet of Jesus. As a result she found herself with a very frustrated end. Her attitude was bad, she had a flood of negative emotions and thoughts, and she was full of stress, anxiety, and worried about many things. The truth is, her life in this world is no different than those who are not saved. She is still going about trying to fix everything on the “outside of her life”, assuming then all the stress and anxiety will be well. For the believer, this immature thinking keeps most discouraged, disillusioned, and disappointed with the results of their life, despite the reality of the presence and power of God to make things different.

But Mary is on her way to living victoriously. She represents the mature Christian who knows it’s not enough to “just get saved” but live  the old way, with old results. But the next step is to sit at Jesus’ feet, with an active, consistent fellowship with Him. As a result, Mary gives Jesus’ ways of doing things access into her life, not her old feelings, emotions or experiences like her sister Martha. Mary’s decision to sit at the feet of Jesus has given God’s power access to perform good, both on the inside as well as the outside (Luke 10:42).

In closing, as believers we need to know that Jesus came to do more than just save us from hell. If so, then immediately after our confession of faith in Him as Lord, we would’ve been whisked away to heaven – mission accomplished!

But He came that we may live life to the fullest, even overflowing to bless the life of others (John 10:10). When we apply these two choices together, we position ourselves to truly begin to experience days of heaven on earth!

Be Blessed,

Minister Jacquese

“Unto you it is given to know the Mystery of the Kingdom of God” – Mark 4:11

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