Saturday, August 15, 2015

On Our Behalf

As teens and young adults, our lives quickly become filled with more responsibilities with each passing year. Our independence grows equally with our responsibilities. As believers, we strive to do what we need to do to reach our goals and take care of what is entrusted to us. But there is one need in our lives we will never be able to take care of alone without the help of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Our need to be loved unconditionally and be capable of giving that love is only through the grace of Jesus Christ. He went to the cross on our behalf. He took our place. He made a way where there was no way - to bring us back into relationship with our Heavenly Father. His blood that flows from the cross blots out our sins and past and says "no more". So in all the striving to be excellent, to obtain goals, and work towards making a difference on earth, never forget the key ingredient: Jesus Christ. His grace is made perfect in your weaknesses. His love is enough when you fall short. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He is on your side and cheering you on.

To those who do not understand your faith, this will seem religious. Believe anyway. To those who are still holding on to their will more than heaven's will for their lives, you will seem ridiculous. Trust in Jesus Christ anyway. To those who think there are many ways to heaven, you will seem narrow minded or overzealous. Stay strong in your faith anyway. Spend time in God's presence and love all those with whom you have contact. They need your love and God's love through you. That's the only way you will ever see supernatural change in your life and your surroundings.