Thought of the day:

I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit, that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart. Reference Romans 9:1-2 NKJV

Paul was talking about those he was close to here, that had not received Christ. He, as we know, had a tremendous transformation. He went from persecuting Believers to being persecuted himself, because of his Relationship with Christ. His testimony changed because of what Christ did in his life.

Here, he points out that there were/are people who reject Jesus. They just refused or maybe didn’t get what Jesus wants to do in our lives. Because of the love Paul had, which was given to him by Jesus, he grieved that they would reject Jesus Transforming Love. In a sense, Paul was saying he just didn’t get why they would turn down what Jesus gave us.

As we grow with Jesus, this is the kind of thing that should be happening in our lives. It is not because we’re obligated, it is because Jesus Truly fills us with His Love through The Holy Spirit. If we are doing things because of obligation, then are we truly growing in Jesus?

What reaction do you have when you see others reject Jesus? Are you praying for them or are you just moving on?

If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.  
It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it. We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already.
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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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