What does it take?

What does it take to do the will of God? How much does it cost? These are questions asked by most everyone concerning being a Christian. Before I came to the Lord, I had questions I wanted answered. There were so many conflicting stories out there. It’s funny, because most of the people I asked really didn’t know God. And in this case, ignorance isn’t bliss. I had a strong desire in my heart and it kept prodding me on. I had to know what it meant to be a Christian. I looked at the barely committed to the fanatical Christians. Then I looked at those who made a pretense of being Christian. I knew that I didn’t want to be half-hearted about anything. If I couldn’t give myself 100%, I wouldn’t do it. People would say how violent Christianity is. Just look at all the wars, over the last 1000 years that Christians have waged. But that isn’t Christianity. Christianity is a belief system. There are rules and regulations that you must follow to be called a Christian. The name Christian refers to gentiles. The Jews are called believers. This is a more appropriate name for the followers of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. My concept of God came from the world and was skewed. The world doesn’t know God at all. When I decided to trust God, my opinion changed. It was like day and night. I saw a loving Father, who wants the best for His children. There is no parent that doesn’t set boundaries for their children to keep them safe. As a parent, I helped them to make the right decisions. As they grew older, I gave them leeway to make their own decisions. But I always left a door open for them to talk to me about problems, mistakes they made. God gave us a free will to choose our life. And He always has a door open to talk to Him. Do you know the name of that door? Jesus is that door.




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