I was recently reading Matthew 26 when Holy Spirit CAME FOR MY LIFE, OKAY!?
I was in Matthew 26:6-13 when the disciples got upset with the woman for pouring the oil on Jesus when it could’ve been used to make money for the poor. They called it a waste of oil. But Jesus rebuked them and called what the woman did memorable for ages to come.
I’m at a place in my life where many family, friends, and even sometimes myself, feel like I’m “wasting” my oil. (Humbly) I had so many prestigious internships and have a stellar resume, but decided none of that matters. I don’t just want a job. I want to glorify God with whatever I’m spending most of my time doing.
So I’ve been pursuing my blog where I share my testimony of how God’s seen me through pregnancy, depression, single motherhood, and everything in between.
And in the moments where I feel that I’m “wasting” my time, talents, or potential; I’m reminded that sharing my testimony has an eternal impact. Something that a prestigious career could never achieve.
And the money? Psalm 37:25– I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread.
Choosing to live a set apart life & focusing on eternity may make you look crazy sometimes...but GOD. He has a plan & purpose. Your radical obedience will NEVER be done in vain.
Invitation to Salvation
God desires so much more for us than we know. God desires for us to be restored back to His original design for mankind. I’m sure you’ve heard the story before about Adam & Eve and the fall of humanity (see more here.)
God designed us to display His glory. Unfortunately, we chose to follow our own idea of evil and good, and sin was introduced to the world. For a better understanding and in-depth analysis of why we need salvation please visit these resources!
The Gospel of Jesus Christ
1 Corinthians 15:3
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
The gospel is God’s good news of reconciliation of Him & mankind. God is not looking for robots to aimlessly follow a leader who will smite them for doing the wrong thing. The truth of the gospel is that God loves us and invites us to dwell with Him in eternity. That is life. God’s overall plan is so much more than we could ever understand, but the beauty is that we don’t have to fully comprehend to believe in Him. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). As a result of human nature, we are all destined to die. The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23). So instead of us having to die eternally and suffer the full sentence of death that came about as a result of sin, God took on that punishment for us. Through Jesus Christ, He justified us through His own blood and made life available to all who would choose to believe.
The gospel is so much more than a story about an angry God who wants to control your life and just send you to hell if you don’t do what He wants. I implore you to study the scriptures and God’s creation and redemption story. He will give you the answers you seek. The gospel is God’s plan to restore us into relationship with Him. Sin keeps us from God.
If you believe, or you feel that God is trying to get you to invite Him into your life, the first step is accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Believe that He died for the atonement of your sins (1 John 2:2), that He was buried, and resurrected on the third day, defeating sin and death (Revelation 1:18), and that He invites us to partake in this victory too (Romans 6:5-10.)
So What Must I Do To Be Saved?
It is by grace, through faith! (Ephesians 2:8-9).