As individuals and as a culture, we in America do not take our faith in Jesus Christ seriously. It is more about what we can get out of our relationship with Him than what we can give. Our prayers are more about our requests and wants, than it is about His kingdom coming, fighting the spiritual battle that is going on around us, or earnestly seeking the salvation of our friends and enemies.
Jesus did not say to Peter ‘follow me and I will give you everything you ever wanted or could desire. I will make your pockets full, and never let you be tried.’ No, instead, Jesus told Peter ‘follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ Being a fisherman takes effort, sweat, blood, tears, and a different perspective.
Christianity gets its name from Christ, and being ‘little christs’ or an imitation of Christ. Thus we are supposed to reflect Christ to the world. And Christ was not here praying for Himself only, or His safety, or money or fame. He was here about the Father’s buisness and doing only what He saw the Father doing.
We must be about Christ’s buisness and what we see Christ doing.
It is time we get real, get active, and be about Christ.
It is time we get real for Him!