Why Is It Important to Come to Jesus Christ?
This article highlights some of the reasons it is important to come to Jesus Christ from my point of view. I'm not a pastor or a professor of religion. I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and am sharing what I've learned as I walk this beautiful and fulfilling path. As a writer, I always prefer backing my statements up with facts, so I've also compiled some Bible verses to begin each section. Let's begin.
Jesus Calms Your Worries
"6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6
We are told in the Bible to not only release our worries for God to take care of for us, but we're told that God wants to hear our concerns. I'm not a perfect human being, so this is easier said than done. But what I can say from personal experience is that I can spend days on end worrying about something that I can't control, and the moment I pray about it and give it to God to handle, he never ever leaves me hanging. God created life. Jesus turned water into wine and healed the sick. He's got this!
Jesus Guides You Along the Perfect Path of Life
"As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.
6 Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well." - Ecclesiastes 11 5-6
This is under a Bible section titled, "Invest in Many Ventures." It's apparent that God has a plan for us and wants us to pursue multiple goals. I feel that God puts dreams in your heart. It's a part of listening to the holy spirit whispering to you. I asked a coworker how you know when something is of God's plan, and they said if it gives you peace, then it is of God.
Jesus Gives You Hope for Your Future
"12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3 12-14
When your primary goal is for Christ, things will work out the way they're supposed to. God speaks to you through many ways. For me, one of the primary ways He speaks to me is through the way I feel in certain situations.
Jesus Gives Forgiveness and Teaches You How to Forgive Too
"12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." - Colossians 3:12
We are human. We make mistakes. Fortunately, we don't have to carry the burden of guilt on our shoulders, because Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. Talk to God about your sins, confess them, ask for forgiveness, and try let go. If you're still feeling bad, go do something good for someone else using your God given talents and strengths. If you want to see some good examples on how to forgive, read about the life of Jesus in the New Testament. I recommend the book of Matthew. Jesus is a perfect picture of the compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience that is recommended in the book of Colossians.
Jesus Helps You Set Your Priorities
"13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul— 14 then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil. 15 I will provide grass in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied." - Deuteronomy 11:13
Are you not sure what to prioritize in your life right now? This scripture is the answer. Prioritize God and everything else just falls into place because God does the heavy lifting in your life.
Jesus Stands for Equality
"27-29 Talking things over, they went on into the house, where Cornelius introduced Peter to everyone who had come. Peter addressed them, “You know, I’m sure that this is highly irregular. Jews just don’t do this—visit and relax with people of another race. But God has just shown me that no race is better than any other. So the minute I was sent for, I came, no questions asked. But now I’d like to know why you sent for me.”" - Acts 10:27-29 (MSG Version)
No race is better than any other, as told by God Himself. It says it right here in the Bible. Here's another verse…
"9-12 I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to count. Everyone was there—all nations and tribes, all races and languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches, standing before the Throne and the Lamb and heartily singing: Salvation to our God on his Throne! Salvation to the Lamb! All who were standing around the Throne—Angels, Elders, Animals—fell on their faces before the Throne and worshiped God, singing: Oh, Yes! The blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving, The honor and power and strength, To our God forever and ever and ever! Oh, Yes!" – Revelation 7:9-12 (MSG Version)
In Revelation, the book about the end of times, it talks about people of all nations, tribes, races, and languages, all standing in white robes and singing to Jesus. We are all equal in the eyes of the Lamb. He loves us all equally!
Men and Women
"10-12 Don’t, by the way, read too much into the differences here between men and women. Neither man nor woman can go it alone or claim priority. Man was created first, as a beautiful shining reflection of God—that is true. But the head on a woman’s body clearly outshines in beauty the head of her “head,” her husband. The first woman came from man, true—but ever since then, every man comes from a woman! And since virtually everything comes from God anyway, let’s quit going through these “who’s first” routines." - 1 Corinthians 11:10-12 (MSG Version)
It says here that neither man nor woman can claim priority. We are equally important to each other, and are meant to uplift and help one another, not tear each other down. It's not men versus women. It's men and women united. This is important in marriages, work relationships, and friendships.
Jesus Is Your Family and Provides All the Love You Will Ever Need
"7-10 God wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors. God stepped in and mightily bought you back out of that world of slavery, freed you from the iron grip of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know this: God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations. But he also pays back those who hate him, pays them the wages of death; he isn’t slow to pay them off—those who hate him, he pays right on time." - Deuteronomy 7:7-10
"God loves all who hate evil, And those who love him he keeps safe, Snatches them from the grip of the wicked." - Psalm 97:10
"22-24 “Don’t mistreat widows or orphans. If you do and they cry out to me, you can be sure I’ll take them most seriously; I’ll show my anger and come raging among you with the sword, and your wives will end up widows and your children orphans."" - Exodus 22:22-24
These verses show that He loves you because of you. And He will also stand up for you.
God will defend those who are seemingly alone. I feel this is a very important topic to cover because a lot of people don't have the family support they believe they need, and then on top of that, they are feeling beat down in life. It's all too often that people tell me about their difficulties and struggles in this area. It's a great source of angst, hurt, and uncertainty. Fortunately, you have the greatest Father you could ever imagine! His love is perfect, without fault, completely selfless, and 100% fulfilling if you'll accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. He will advocate for you. The moment you accept Jesus as your family, you will feel a peace that surpasses all understanding and He will protect you from those who hurt you.