Like everything else in life our relationship with Jesus is also about PERFORMANCE. We will be judged by out deeds. Jesus said that every branch in Him that does not bear fruit will get cut off and burned. He also said:”Why do you call Me Lord, Lord and you do not what I say?”
We need to PERFORM ACCORDING TO THE RULES, we need to perform according to the words of Jesus. The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9:24 “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.” We need to PERFORM ACCORDING TO THE RULES, we need to stay active in this race. We must OBEY Jesus, if we want to win the prize. It all depends on our PERFORMANCE.
Satan wants you to believe that you are saved by your faith only, by believing in Jesus, but if you believe in Jesus, you OBEY Him and you PERFORM according to His words. You LISTEN to His Holy Spirit and you FOLLOW Him. You deny yourself, you pick up your cross every day and you follow Jesus.
We will be judged by our PERFORMANCE. The question is: How are we PERFORMING? How did we PERFORM today as children of God? How did we perform as witnesses for the kingdom of God? Were we pleasing to Jesus today? How are we PERFORMING? Are we ready to be cut off and thrown into the fire or are we PERFORMING according to the standard set by Jesus? How is our PERFORMANCE?
May Jesus bless you.