Sometimes we are
content just not
going to hell.
But shame on us!
We need to want to
be one of His disciples,
and want to follow Him
wherever He leads.
We are, as Christians,
commanded to follow His steps.
For us, Jesus was
beaten, and whipped horrendously.
But did He stop there?
He went a little further.
He picked up a cross,
and walked all the way to Golgotha.
He could have stopped there,
said it was enough,
and ascended into heaven.
But He didn’t. He went even further.
He was nailed to a cross to hang there,
our sins were poured on Him, and He was forsaken by God.
But He didn’t stop there! He went further still.
He gave up the ghost and was put in a tomb.
He didn’t stop there, praise the Lord!
He rose and lives forever now, but He’s
going even further and is coming back for us!
Now the least, the very least we could do
is go a little further for Him.
Let’s become what Jesus saved us to be.
Many of us tend to agree to serve and
surrender only parts of our lives.
We draw a line and say “That’s as far as I go”
or “I’m staying where I am”…
but the best joys, God’s best blessings,
and the best of our lives is right over that line.
We are never completely happy
unless we surrender everything to Jesus.
5 points to going further for Him were listed:
1. We must be willing to go alone.
It’s easy when others go, and if we obey, others may follow us;
but we still must be willing to go alone.
God’s waiting for us to come to Him,
love Him more, and surrender all.
2. We must be willing to humble ourselves.
Do you want to be like Jesus?
Gotta humble yourself!
He was made a bondservant;
a happiness and a blessing comes with serving Jesus and others.
There are hundreds and thousands of lost ones
waiting for us to humble ourselves.
God won’t fully bless us unless we’re willing to humble ourselves.
3. We must be willing to pray “Thy will be done.”
The motto of the Christian life!
‘Ordinary’ Christianity isn’t it.
We must be seeking and willing to do what the Lord wants.
“And he went a little further, and fell on his face,
and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible,
let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will,
but as thou wilt.” verse 39.
Nothing more or less than His will.
The happiest place is in God’s will.
God’s will is perfect and wonderful!
If we go one step toward Jesus, He’ll take you all the way.
Let Him know, and He’ll guide you through.
4. We must try to encourage others to do the same.
When a person truly loves Jesus,
they naturally encourage others.
We must stand up and lead somebody else.
5. We must be willing to stand in the face of the enemy.
“And Jesus said unto him [Judas], Friend…”
Our heart needs to stay stirred.
We should be saying “I don’t care what comes.
I’ll be faithful and take another step.”
Jesus is our example and motive.
We mustn’t be willing to die someday for Jesus
if we’re not willing to live for Him.
It’s time to go a little further.