Is It Personal?

While enrolling my 3 year old grandson for VBS, the secretary asked him what his mama’s name was. Zac assuredly said, “Mom.”   

Amused and needing more information than the obvious, she continued, “What’s your mama’s first name?”  

After a moment of thought, awareness struck him and he proclaimed, “MY mom.”

 Just like there is a difference between, “Mom” and “MY mom,” there is a difference between Jesus is Lord and Jesus is MY Lord. 

According to Rasmussen, in an April, 2010 independent survey, (81{03cfc460ee471696895095d15914aa94e2affa08ca8863622c4ab45d0198dbc7}) of Americans believe that Jesus was the son of God who came to Earth and died for our sins.  

However, according to a recent Gallup poll, (41{03cfc460ee471696895095d15914aa94e2affa08ca8863622c4ab45d0198dbc7}) of Americans that state they are “Christian” say that they rarely or never read the Bible or spend personal time in prayer!  

It would seem that most Americans understand who Jesus is and why He died on the cross; Jesus is Lord. But, sadly, less than half of those that say they are Christian have a personal relationship with Christ. There is a lost awareness of Jesus as “MY” Lord in our lives. 

God did not create us to worship Him, the Bible says if we don’t praise, Him, well, never mind, the rocks will (Luke 19:37-40).  The heavens declare the glory of God (Psalms 19). God did not need us, He wanted us.  

God sent His son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins so we could have a personal relationship with Him. No other God wants a relationship with us; no other God cares enough for us to provide His son as a living sacrifice (John 3:16) so we can come before Him with the confidence of intimacy (Hebrews 4:14-17).  

According to Hebrews 2:1-4; to know God loves us that much, to intellectually acknowledge His death on the cross that brings us into relationship, yet, reject that intimacy is a dangerous path to choose.  

Hebrews 2:1 We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

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