In this day of age many people seem to believe that "surrendering" to Jesus means your life is over with, Meaning that you cannot have any friends outside of church or to even communicate with the outside world, almost as if being a Christian makes you part of a Cult, Now mostly the ones who think this are the ones that have never been in Church or the ones that haven't even heard the name "Jesus Christ" before.
Let me explain to you what it means to be a Christian and the reason we should Surrender to him,
- First of all if you'll read along in (Mark 1:16-18) "Passing alongside the sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were Fishermen. And Jesus said to them, "follow Me, and I will make you become Fishers of men." And immediately they left their nets and followed him." Now let me Remind you of something here, You've heard the saying "They have the mouth of a Sailor" Meaning that they speak with a dirty language almost constantly, In the bible Simon and his brother Andrew were "Sailor's" at the time they called them "Fishermen" So we can clearly see here how Jesus was Friendly to them and Kind to them! He was basically saying "I can offer you something much better if you'll follow me, we can change the world, if you'll follow me you'll find a higher purpose in life." That's why they laid down everything they had to follow Jesus, It was because Jesus Showed them another way to live, He showed them that no matter what you do for a living or who you are YOU HAVE A PURPOSE!
- Second. We need to put our past behind us and start new, You have been forgiven the moment that you ask him to forgive you of your sins, You must now Let God begin to Heal your heart, Get into the bible and start with (John 3:16) "for God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" That is a very good place to start in the word of God, It helps you to remember that because of Jesus dying for us we can follow him and spend eternity in Heaven and be free from the chains of sin! We are no longer bound! In Jesus is Freedom and a new beginning! So put the past behind you and start seeing yourself the way He sees you!
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