Barred from the passport office-Real followers of Jesus have what the world is desperately looking for but can’t find.

Posted: August 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

I have travelled to several different countries with different visas for most of them. Some of the countries were easy to get into while others required some thinking or strange maneuvering in order to enter. There are a couple of countries I would like to visit but only a certain number of visas are issued and I probably wouldn’t make the cut.

People everywhere are in search of life-a life that has purpose and meaning beyond what they typically find. Religious people who want a little of what Jesus offers while keeping the passing pleasures the culture offers, don’t find a satisfying life and continue the search. It is only the person who does not question Jesus and the Word and simply does what He says, who finds a life that connects with what God intended for us.

The Word on the Street puts it plainly in Ephesians 2:13-“your link with Jesus gets you up close and personal with God.” What that means is that a true relationship with Jesus where we take His words seriously by doing what He speaks to us about, gets us to what we are all looking for in life. That “close and personal with God” is the life we all want. Sometimes we avoid it because we think it might be dangerous to get that close to God. But, it’s the only life that makes sense. Take a look at Ephesians 2:11-13 in the Message translation for another view of it.

What this means: Is there a limit to what you will pay or sacrifice to have that “close and personal” relationship with God? What attitudes, perspectives or lifestyle choices do you have that need to be eliminated in getting close to God? Do you think it might be too risky or dangerous to really get close to God? Who do you know who has that kind of relationship with God? Why not hand out with them?

  1. stonewall62 says:

    There are some great questions in here, Dave…very thought provoking. Thank you for challenging us!

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