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GROWING IN CHRIST

"Giving Your Life for Jesus"

Date published: 08/28/2010

John 11:16 “Then Thomas said to the rest of the disciples, ‘Let us also go, that we may die with Him (Jesus).’" (NIV)

Jesus was going to Jerusalem to tend to His dear friend, Lazarus, regardless of the consequences to Himself.  Jesus and His disciples knew this would be dangerous; yet Thomas boldly said they should not only go, but also die with Him, if need be.  That is placing both feet into the fire!  Do you think Thomas would have expressed such boldness if he did not know the person of Jesus?  The same would be true in your life.  Your faith in Christ, as well as your boldness to live for Him, will flow out of your relationship with Him.  Even your faith will be tempered by the relationship you have with Jesus.  The more you know Jesus, the more you will be willing to walk with, sacrifice for, align your priorities, and order every part of your life around your living Lord and Savior - Jesus Christ. How have you developed your relationship with Christ today?  How have you come to know Jesus better today?  How have you ordered your life around Christ today?  Are your priorities and desires second to Christ’s desires for you?  Walk with Jesus, know Jesus, and maybe you too will answer as Thomas did, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” 

Romans 14:8 “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” (NIV)