Just believe! Is that a familiar cliché?
It is quite disheartening to know that there are so many people who claim to be believers in our days but not many who live as one. It is an eye sore to see men who cannot be differentiated from the people of the world.
The church is busy proclaiming the incomplete gospel. We tell people to give their lives to Jesus but it seems as though we dont know what that means, maybe that is why we do not tell them what it means.
We enjoy preaching cheap grace, we just tell men to believe….”just believe gospel”is too cheap compared to what Christ did on the cross, we must start pointing men to Christ on the cross, making them understand what it took God to die for them. We must also say to men what Christ said in Matthew 11:28-30 (Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light — There is a yoke) and to the words of Paul in Colossians 2:6 (You accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, so continue to live following him). We must begin to tell men what giving their lives to Christ mean in the real sense of it.
We must stop painting the gospel as one without responsibility, we must stop making men think the gospel is all for goodies, we must let men understand that even in the midst of adversities it doesn’t mean God is not good.
We must begin to also follow Christ fully, we must begin to be responsible for our growth, we must begin to keep adding to our faith as implied in 2 Peter 1:5-7 (Because you have these blessings, do all you can to add to your life these things: to your faith add goodness; to your goodness add knowledge; to your knowledge add self-control; to your self-control add patience; to your patience add devotion to God; to your devotion add kindness toward your brothers and sisters in Christ, and to this kindness add love..). We must keep being committed to the God’s Word and to prayers.
We must become committed to this indeed, then really The Kingdom of God is come and His will be done.We all need help as regards all this and we must beg God for our lives daily. Shall we pray?