A brother in Christ made this statement last night on Facebook.
“I’m a saved man, but I’m not super man. I’ve been given special blessings, but not special powers.”
Thank you Roy! This statement stood out to me. What about you?
Like my brother Roy I’m saved by the blood of Jesus, Ephesians 1:7. Only the blood of Jesus can save us from our sins, John 14:6. That’s a pretty bold statement, but I believe it. Do you?
The resurrection of Jesus from the grave was a game changer! Indeed, Christ is raised, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Yes!
Like Roy and other Christians who are saved, I have special blessings in Christ, Ephesians 1:3.
But I’m not Super Man. I think a lot of people in the world have the view that Christians are supposed to be Super Man or Super Woman (I still haven’t seen the movie, I’m way behind on my movies).
That is to say, they believe that once someone becomes a Christian, that they are no longer able to do anything wrong!
Every word they say will be perfect…
Every thought they have will be pure…
Every decision they make will be right…
That’s hardly the case.
The only one that lived a perfect life was Jesus.
Jesus the Messsiah, the Christ, the Alpha and Omega, lived a SINLESS life, 1 Peter 2:21-23. Think about that. That is AWESOME!!!!
He died for me and for you, so that we might have life!
No Christian will ever live a perfect life. But we do follow a perfect Savior.
Because we are in Christ, our lives will be transformed. Our thoughts, our words, our motives indeed should change and will change as we follow our Savior.
There are certain actions that we will PUT OFF, as the apostle Paul taught in Ephesians 4:20-27.
There will be certain actions that we will PUT ON!
“I’m a SAVED MAN, but I’M NOT SUPER MAN.”
However, my KING JESUS is SUPER. I’m thankful that even when I fall short that I can be forgiven by HIM, 1 John 1:8-10.
His blood continues to cleanse me. Man, what a Savior we serve.
For so many people in the world and sadly even Christians, when a Christian makes a mistake, they are thrown to the curb. They made a mistake…BOOM…we’re now done with them.
People will unfriend that person on Facebook…
They will unlink (is that a word) them on LinkedIn…
They may not return their texts…
Some will point to them and say, “And he called himself a Christian.”
Others will use that mistake as a reason NOT to follow Jesus!!!
Hypocrite! You’ve made mistakes too.
People at your job make mistakes, but you aren’t quitting your job.
It’s funny how the world says, “Don’t Judge Me…” but then are so quick to Judge Christians…Hhhmmm…
“I’m a saved man, but I’m not super man.”
I’m thankful for the love of God.
As I Christian, I need to constantly grow closer to my KING. I need to be walking in HIS footsteps.
I need to be filled with the Spirit, as opposed to being drunk with wine. I need to be under the control and influence of the Holy Spirit. I need to be listening to the words of the Holy Spirit that are found in the word of God, Ephesians 5:18.
Why? Because I’ve been given special blessings. Because I’ve been born again. Because of the love of God.
When I fall I will get back up. As Christians, we must admit our mistakes and grow from them. We need to help others to understand that we come to Jesus, NOT because we’re PERFECT, but because we are NOT PERFECT.
We need Jesus! HE is PERFECT! We need HIM.
I’m a saved man…
My life should change.
People should see a difference.
I should grow in the faith.
As Christians, we don’t abuse the grace of God. We don’t continue in sin, Romans 6:1-4. God forbid! Rather, His grace should motivate us to live righteously. We’ve been given such a great gift!
The things of the world become less and less appealing as I get closer and closer to my KING.
“I’m a saved man, but I’m not super man.” Everyday, I need the man who is SUPER, PERFECT, and POWERFUL.
I need Jesus!
Thank you brother Roy Jr.