Most Christian believers do not know what it means to give their life to Jesus. To give your life to Jesus does not mean to say a sinner’s prayer and then to join a church and become religious. To give your life to Jesus means to commit yourself to Jesus, to live your life in such a way that you are pleasing to Him. Jesus Christ gave His life so that all who believe in Him and who obey His words, may have eternal life.
Jesus Christ commanded that if we believe in Him, that we must follow Him; we must repent repent of sin and turn away from living our lives to please ourselves. We must give our lives to Jesus. To give our lives to Jesus means to obey what He commanded. He commanded that we come after Him, turn away from sin, turn away from pleasing our own selves, to die to self, and as a public confession, and in obedience to Jesus we must be baptized in water, so that the old person that we were, can be buried in that water and from that water will rise a new person, who will follow and obey Jesus Christ. Jesus promised His Holy Spirit to come and dwell in every person who commits to follow Him, in every person who gives himself to Him and His Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ, Himself, will come and live in us, be with us to guide us and to teach us. If we give ourselves to Jesus then we live our lives in obedience to His words.
Firstly, His words as also recorded in the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and if we obey Jesus, repent and are baptized in water and He gives His Holy Spirit in us, then His Holy Spirit will remind us of those words that Jesus spoke, as also recorded in the Gospels. Further the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Christ in us, will guide us into living a life that is fruitful for the kingdom of God; into a life that is pleasing to Jesus. It does not mean to join a church, and it does not mean to become homeless, it means to come into a real relationship with Jesus, because a wonderful thing happens when we believe in Jesus and we obey his words. If we go on our knees before Him and we pray and we commit ourselves to Him to live for Him, to give ourselves to Him, then a wonderful thing happens in us. He makes us new inside, He makes us children of God, so that we can see the kingdom of God, so that we can hear His voice.
We can only follow Jesus and do what is pleasing to Him, if we hear His voice, if we live in communion with Him, but if we do not even obey the words of Jesus as they are recorded in the Gospels, if we do not repent and are not baptized in water, then we are not serious and we will not get to know Jesus, because Jesus said:”Why do you call me Lord, Lord and you do not what I say?” Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for us by suffering and dying on a cross for the sins of the world, so that whoever believes in Him, and who obeys Him, will have eternal life. But we have to demonstrate our commitment to Him by obeying His words, firstly, repenting,turning away from sin, sin no more ,and seek Jesus with all our heart in prayer. Our communion with Him is in prayer, and if we seriously seek Him and go after Him, He will give His Holy Spirit in us, so that we can sense His presence all the time. If we sin, and if we stray from Him, He will call us back, He will convict us, He will discipline us, because He cares for us. But if we keep on straying from Him, if we keep on turning our back on Him, then eventually we will perish because without Jesus we can do nothing. If we give our lives to Jesus, we give ourselves to Jesus, then we must commit to live our life in such a way that we are pleasing to Him, and then He will reveal Himself to us. He will guide us, He will speak to us, but if we still love the world and the things of the world, then we are not committed to Jesus. If we still want to live our own way, go after the pleasures of sin, be accepted by the world, then we are not seeking for the approval and acceptance of Jesus Christ, then we have not given ourselves to Him. He has given Himself to us in total; He died for us, and therefore He expects of us to wholeheartedly dedicate ourselves to Him, and then He will reveal Himself to us, He will be real to us. It is all about our relationship with Jesus. Most professing Christians do not know Jesus Christ. He is not real to them, because they were never serious. If you’re serious with Jesus and you show by your deeds, by your actions, by your obedience to Him, that you truly want to follow Him, then He will reveal Himself to you, and He will guide you, He will teach you, and you will be aware of His presence at all times. He will never leave you, He will never forsake you, but if you turn your back on Hm and if you allow sin to come into life, that sin will separate you from Jesus. If you doubt Him, then you will go into darkness, and you will go into anxiety, because the Holy Spirit will convict you, let you know that you are in danger of Hell fire.
There’s only one safe place and that is to be with Jesus, to live your life in such a way that you can always sense His approval and His presence. Have you given your life to Jesus? Are you walking with Jesus everyday? Do you sense His presence and do you know that He is pleased with you.
May Jesus bless you.