God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus.
Can you think of a better offer?
Jesus felt no guilt; God wants you to feel no guilt. Jesus had no bad habits; God wants to do away with yours. Jesus had no fears; God wants the same for you. Jesus had no anxiety about death; you needn’t either. God’s desire, his plan, his ultimate goal is to make you into the image of Christ.
But how does this change occur? And why does the change seem so slow? If God wants me to be just like Jesus, why do I still seem just like me?
In Just Like Jesus, Max Lucado helps you answer these questions. He helps you understand God’s wonderful ways of transformation. Would you like to know more? Then read on. And remember: God loves you just way you are, but he refuses to leave you there. He wants you to be just like Jesus.
Each day I pray that I will walk closer to Jesus than the day before; it is a prayer than I say often. We do so need the heart of Jesus – nothing is more important to our growth and our faith than this. We need to stimulate our heart; our mind. We need to do so for others as well. If we can truly walk, sure and certain, of His love and His heart – imagine the works we could do – for His glory – in the lives of those around us.
So many are so desperately in need of Him yet so often we do not consider if we are walking, if we are sharing Jesus, in all that we do.
Max Lucado says, “In fact, that’s why I wrote this book–to remind you and me of just how far God will go to transform us into his likeness…. My hope and prayer is that these pages will again encourage you to strive to be like the Savior. Remember how much you are loved and how much richer life can be with Jesus at your core. And never forget: God loves you just the way you are, but he refuses to leave you that way. More than anything, he wants you to be just like Jesus.”
Let us encourage and inspire one another as we walk ever closer to the heart of Jesus. 🙂