Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Guest Post : Fully Committed Followers

Fully Committed Followers is one of our first guest post articles, the first of many. It is written by my close friend, Dominique Lovell who has a heart that longs for intimacy with Jesus and for others to have that very same passion. I'm sure that as you read it, you would also have a desire to be fully committed to Jesus. 

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When we look at our lives, the obstacles we face, the trials, temptations and the great effort that it takes to go against the grain of society and stand firmly in our faith, many times we ask ourselves, is Jesus worth it? Is He really worth all of the trouble and self-denial? 
 
My answer to you each and every time is YES, He is worth it. In fact, He is worth far much more because He first loved you! 

But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 

Jesus Christ is a demonstration of God’s extravagant love for us! Even though we were created for God’s glory and we were the ones who rebelled in sin and rejected Him time and time again, YET He still desired us and even dared to come in the form of man, Jesus, live a life of perfect submission to God, suffer, die, resurrect and ascend to Heaven and promise to come again, all that God could have you forever! Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the God Man died for your sins that you may be reconciled to God! And He’s coming back for all those who He has called His own, those who have received Him. That is the gospel of Jesus Christ – that while we were yet undeserving, God desired us and made a way through Jesus Christ giving us an open invitation to receive Him as our Lord and Saviour.