[The following is an excerpt from the Kairos Talk: A Christian]
When we follow Jesus, we learn to love, because Jesus is in our hearts. We begin to see with Jesus’ eyes, and hear with Jesus’ ears, and feel with Jesus’ heart. We’re not struggling to love others, to love ourselves and to love God, because Jesus’ Spirit is inside our hearts loving others through us.
So how in the world do we reach the point of having Jesus live His eternal life in us? We have to give up. We have to quit trying to do good and do right and never make mistakes. If you finally get that message, that you can’t do it on your own, you can’t do it in your own power, you cannot possibly be good enough to satisfy God, and you accept the gift of Jesus’ death on the cross, and surrender yourself to Him, THEN you can start the journey of following Jesus.
Here’s the central message of this talk. We’re all a bunch of pieces of manure. We stink. And what’s worse, we’re not getting any better. It’s not hard to see that without God we’re not going to make it out of here alive. And I don’t mean this prison. I mean this life, my life, your life, in this world. The only way we’re going to make it is if we humble ourselves and accept Jesus as our Savior, and start letting Jesus live His life in us.