“The time has come,” he
said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mark
1:15) At the very beginning of
his ministry on earth, Jesus said, “The time has come.” He had arrived. The
world as people knew it was about to be changed forever. And people would need
to take action. People would need to repent and believe the Good News.
there’s more to believing than lip service, isn’t there? Believe is an action verb. Belief in Jesus has to affect the way
that we live or it’s not sincere. Jesus asks us to repent and to believe in the
gospel. This means that we need to accept him as Savior and give our lives to
him. It means we have to submit to his will for our lives. It means we have to
follow his lead at all costs.
Jesus should affect every aspect of our lives in every possible way. None of
this is easy. None of this is simple. But when we do it, our whole life changes
for the better. We become healthier, happier people, who make the world a
Dear God, thank you so
much for your Son. Please help us to live out our beliefs. Please help us to
make believe an action verb. Amen.