Full Surrender to Christ?

What pattern is the life of a sinner?
Ephesians 2:2 " In time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience,"

What is Jesus' calling me to do?
Matthew 4:19 "And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men."

Once I choose and believe in Jesus' saving power how does that change my life?
John 17:16 "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world."

Who should I now look to as an example?
Ephesians 5:1 "Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children."
Romans 13:12-14 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; mot in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying, But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof."
Reflecting Jesus Christ's character is our goal as a follower.

Who does Jesus himself reflect?
Colossians 1:15 " Who is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of every creature."

What was Jesus' example as a child?
Luke 2:52 "Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."

As a man Jesus also set an example, what was it?
John 6:38 "I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me."

What characterized how Jesus' related to others?
John 13:34 "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."
Love is what changes in the sinners heart, by opening your heart and mind to accepting this transforming force, self seeking and selfishness go away. Joy reigns!

How was Jesus' life spent?
Acts 10:38 "Who went about doing good."

Even when Jesus was a young boy of 12 how earnest was he in following God?
Luke 2:49 "He said unto them, How is it that ye sought Me? wist ye not that I must be about My father's business?"

How committed was Jesus to his mission when he started his ministry?
John 9:4 "I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work."

What did Jesus' teach his disciples concerning unselfish service towards others?
Mark 10:43-45 "Whosoever will be great among you, shall be you minister: and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and give His life a ransom for many."
Unselfish ministry to others, living the life of LOVE and reflecting God's true government.

What supreme sacrifice would Jesus be willing to make for others?
Philippians 2:6-8 "Who...made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."

Does he suggest we be that committed?
1 John 3:16 "He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."
"to lay down our lives" does not necessarily mean martyrdom in the cause of Christ. It means the complete surrender of our lives for service where and how He wills. Our first thoughts when in tune with Jesus' character will be of love for others first.

How did Paul express it?
Philippians 1:21 "For to me to live is Christ."

How does Jesus begin to transform your life?
Philippians 2:5 "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus."

What do we become as Jesus' character is reproduced in us?
2 Corinthians 3:3 "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart." Transformed!

Friend, the Bible reveals that Jesus will never give up in his pursuit to help you understand the difference between his government and Satan's. His is based on Love and worshipping the God of Love, Satan puts self first and others last, he envied the worship given to God and wanted that for himself, not understanding that with no love there is no real worship. Love replicates love and generates a response of more love, people are drawn to love and want to surround themselves in that beauty. In contrast, selfishness repels people. Today, ask Jesus for his character that will draw people to you and bring you such inner joy it will just be radiating from your soul.