[CF Devotionals] 2005-10-28 - Your Resume

Part 4, Conclusion - Originally Published 2002-11-09

A lot of us believe that if we do enough good works as Jesus did, that we could work our way to Heaven. If our good works outweigh our bad works, we think that we will be okay. If that were the case, then why did Jesus have to die? Why would God have to send his only Son, whom he loved, to die a horrible death, if we could save ourselves?

Hebrews 10:10 says,"And by that will we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." (NIV)

If we recognize our sinful condition and believe that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son as an offering to die on the cross for our sin, we will be saved. If we recognize daily how much God loves us, we will abide in Him daily. If we abide in Him daily, we will have His heart for the lost.

Because we have received the most valuable gift anyone could ever receive, good works flow out of or lives, in love for God and other people. Our love for God should lead us to share Christ with others. Just as a bride speaks highly of her husband to others, we should speak highly to others of the love of God for all and the gift of salvation He has given to us through the saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ.

So now how do I identify myself? What does my resume say? Does my heart show that I am guilty of loving God and others?

Rob's Resume

  • I am a sinner - God loves me so much, that He gave His one and only Son, that if I believe in him I shall not perish, but have eternal life with him. He did it for me; He did it for you.
  • I am a Christian - I am becoming more Christ like in all that I do, because the Holy Spirit lives in me, helping me love God and helping me love you. He lives because He's in me, and He can live in you, too.
  • I love Him and I love you - Christ loves you and He loves me, too. I talk to Him daily through prayer, because in this relationship, He loves me, and I love Him, too.
  • I read the Bible, because it is God's love letter to you and me.
  • I serve God and all people - Christ served God, you and me, too.
  • I teach people about God's love in all that I do - I am a student, daily learning of His love, too.
  • I am leader in the church - I follow my Lord, too.
  • I am a Computer Technician - I work just like you. (Well, actually, now I am a Student Minister at seminary).
  • I am a Manager - yep, I went to school for that too.
  • I want you to know that no matter what we have done in our lives, that He loves you, and He loves me, too.
  • May I tell you about His love? He offers the His gift of His love to you and me. He wants to know you; would you like to know him, too?
  • Examine your resume today, and know that God loves you! Ask yourself, "do I love God, and do I love others, too?"

What does your resume say about you? Does your heart show that you are guilty of loving God and others?

God Bless You, My Friends!

[email rob] rob@cfdevotionals.org

I want my life to be for the glory of God