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Customizing Jesus

30 Aug

I heard someone say recently “My Jesus isn’t________!” (it was obscene, so I’ll leave out the actual words)  I was floored.  Not only was it shocking but completely Biblically unfounded.

Now, this just might of been a random person ranting and looking for validation for his lifestyle but I see and hear it more and more, people customizing Jesus.

How easy it would be to shop for a Jesus that embraces our sins and condones our lifestyles. Accepting that is doing favors for no one and actually it is depriving them of a real true Savior.

You can’t try on several Jesus’ until you find one that fits you just right.  He is one size fits all.

He is loving and merciful but He is also holy and hates sin.  Not just the “big sins” but all sin, it separates us from Him.

I know our society is quick to remind us that we should be seeking what makes us happy, because God is love, therefore He would want us to be happy.  So, as long as we are happy God is happy. Happiness, though, is so conditional and momentary.  That is not what God has in mind for you.  Being a true follower of Christ will give you so much more than that.  Really seeking the true heart of the Lord will find you seeking righteousness and that will lead you to joy.  Joy brings you peace and contentment because you’re in God’s abiding presence.

Jesus is for everyone. He came to give you everlasting life.  It is a free gift to all who accept it, but it is on His terms not yours.

Seek the Lord the creator of the heavens and earth, the lover of your soul and not the Jesus created by man.

To keep this from getting long winded, if you are wanting to know more about who God is click here for more information.

 

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~

Rebecca

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11 Responses to “Customizing Jesus”

  1. salruv7 August 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Nice word. When we customize Jesus to fit our lifestyle we become very surprised when our life begins to fall apart because of our sins, and we are then quick to blame Jesus for everything going wrong. The sad part about not understanding Jesus is, we think He will somehow stop all our bad behaviors if He were truly against them. So since He doesn’t stop everything we do, He must be okay with it. Not true.

    • Rebecca August 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

      I am so glad you understood what I was getting at! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. My prayer is that all will come to know Jesus. ~Blessings to you~

  2. Rebeca Jones August 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    “You can’t try on several Jesus’ until you find one that fits you just right. He is one size fits all.” I love this! If only people could see that His ‘fit’ is so much better than any size we think we want. Well said.

    • Rebecca August 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

      Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement! To God all the glory. ~Blessings~

  3. Kate August 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    This is great. I hear this concept all the time. So much is just so not biblical! Read the Bible! It’s not hard to see what Jesus is really like! I hate the whole ‘Jesus is my homeboy’ deal, too. He is the King of the Universe!!! Great word!

  4. Old Fashion Couple August 31, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    I loved this post Rebecca!

  5. The Romans 6 Man September 1, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    I agree with most of what you are saying except the part that God hates sin. Yes we are to hate evil, but God has taken care of sin. It was ALL put on Jesus. He no longer remembers our sin. Hebrews 10:17, even our guilty consciences HAS BEEN WASHED by the blood of Jesus. When God looks at believers in Christ, He sees nothing but our Spirit, and our Spirit now is just like Jesus Christ, Holy, Righteous, and Perfect. We as believers are called to walk in the Spirit which is life and peace. Yes we can slip and walk in the flesh sometimes and that does give the devil a foothold, but it does not change what Jesus has done and it does not change how God sees us. Sin has been dealt and God is dealing with our righteousness now. If we do slip, we acknowledge what God has done and thank God for His forgiveness and get back to walking in the Spirit 🙂

  6. The Romans 6 Man September 1, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    oops typo….Sin has been dealt with and God is only dealing with our righteousness now

  7. latresarice September 2, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    I absolutely love this post! Keep allowing the Lord to use you. I hope you have an amazing Labor Day Holiday! #Jesus #gatetolife

    • Rebecca September 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm #

      Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement! I am so glad you stopped by 🙂 ~Blessings~

  8. latresarice September 2, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    @ The Romans 6 Man, I agree with the majority of your response. I must say that God still hates sin. Although sin has been dealt with for believers, non believers (those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior) are still sinners. Some believers fall into sin (i.e. do not set out to sin but do so anyway). When we fall into sin, because of blood of Jesus, we may not have to deal with the consequences connected to it. However, even as believers, when we sin willfully, that sin is not covered (Hebrews 10:26 KJV); thus, whatever consequences that are attached to that sin, we may experience. Sin is still a reproach to any nation. Much love to you. 😀

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