June 27, 2008
Our fellowship is with the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
--1 John 1:3-4
Want to be happy? There is no greater joy in this life than to have a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Nothing!
Now, the world will tell you the exact opposite. Our culture screams at us that money… or a perfect physical appearance… or the right relationship… or sexual expression… are the only ways to find true joy.
But the only way to know an incredible, deep, and dynamic joy… an inner happiness that lasts forever… is through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Having been a pastor for many years, I’ve met a lot of people who can’t seem to get past the fact that they can have a relationship with God… Someone they can’t see or touch. Maybe you even feel this way today.
But I want to promise you, Jesus really is the personal God! I’ve never met Him physically, but I know Him all the same. He’s not just somebody I know about, He’s somebody I truly know.
How? Through the Spirit of God Who makes Him alive in me and makes me sure of His existence in my heart and life. And because of this, I have a deep and lasting joy. And you can too if you will just place your faith in Him today!
SPEND SOME PERSONAL TIME WITH JESUS CHRIST TODAY. GET TO KNOW HIM BETTER!