“If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.” – Mark 8:34
When I was sixteen, I would have told you I was a Christian. I grew up in a Christian home, but at a Young Life camp in Colorado, I heard a message about God’s love for me through Christ’s death on the cross. Realizing all He went through convicted me that I believed in God by convenience. I called on God before a big game or a big test–basically using Him.
After realizing God’s love for me, I decided to follow Jesus as the number one priority of my life and began a personal relationship with God through Christ.
He loves you just as He loves me. He gave His life so you can know Him personally and be sure of eternal, abundant life with Him. If you just believe in God by convenience, like I used to, consider committing your life to following Jesus in faith. It’s a life you’ll never regret. It’s a life of ultimate meaning and purpose.