A resounding yes!

I Am Committed To Follow Jesus

That statement sounds like a contradiction for somebody who seems to follow Jesus.

All the same, I am making a commitment to follow Jesus.

Committing: heart, mind, body and soul to follow Jesus. Without reservations, holding back and no matter the consequences.

Again, for somebody who seems to have done that from the vantage of an onlooker’s eye, I know that I hold back more than I give.

I have been Peter for a long time. Knowing Jesus is the Christ, yet, afraid and even ashamed of being associated with Him on many occasions.

Yet still, God is extremely gracious and loving that He works on our hearts patiently, lovingly and in His own timing; not rushing, not forcing, not bugging— but waits patiently.

What I am assured of is that, it won’t be easy because faith that is alive does not take easy way outs.

It takes the narrow, danger-filled, hard, dusty, hilly and valley’d road. And trusts that the God who has seen other thousands and thousands of pilgrims through and over to the other side, will see me through likewise.

Narrow Road Christian

I know He will get me to the other side (His side) safely. I also know, that the journey in-between will be one of a kind— filled with it’s joys and sorrows.

Luke 14

25 Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them,
26 “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
27 Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
28 For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it?
29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him,
30 saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’
31 Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand?
32 Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.
33 So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.

Lord, You have my heart now: unreserved, vulnerable, afraid to fall and stay down, given in much weakness and trembling.

Be Lord, Master, Judge, Father and King.

 

Matthew 6:31 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.

Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.

Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?

As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.

Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Mohammed? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:

Why Jesus Stands Out

My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1

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Comments

May 6, 2022 at 1:26 am

Way to be!! Praying for your walk as you continue along your journey of faith…



May 8, 2022 at 7:20 pm

Thank you, thank you! :))



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