I Dare You to Do It!

I Dare You to Do It!

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This is my gift to You, Jesus. I give You ME! My life, my thoughts, 24/7, every beat of my heart, my skill, my talent, my good and my bad, my strengths and my weaknesses, I give to You now.
 
My gift will be just as daily as Yours is, Jesus.
 
Whaaaat? Do you realize what we said we would do? Can we really give this gift that has taken a whole year to give, and give it as DAILY as JESUS gives His life? Superkid, many people would say that’s impossible! He gives His life to us every day! Psalm 121:3-6, The Living Bible, is very clear about that, “He will never let me stumble, slip, or fall. For he is always watching, never sleeping. Jehovah himself is caring for you! He is your defender. He protects you day and night.”
 
He is there for us every minute of every day, never even sleeping. He always has His eyes on us and takes care of us, day and night.
 
“But Commander, that’s Jesus! He’s the Son of God! Who would dare to make that promise to Him?” Psalm 15:1, The Passion Translation, seems to agree, “Lord, who dares to dwell with you? Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, living next to you in your shining place of glory? Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit?”
 
Do we dare dwell with Him?
 
The word dwell means “to live or stay permanently, all the time, DAILY.” The idea behind this Bible question is this: Who would dare to think they are good enough to live and dwell in the same place as God Himself? Who could daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit? This sounds like another question but it is actually the answer! Who can dwell with God Himself? Answer: Those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit! Psalm 15:2-5 goes on to describe these people who sound like pretty amazing Christians:
 
They are passionate and wholehearted, always sincere and always speaking the truth—for their hearts are trustworthy. They refuse to slander or insult others; they’ll never listen to gossip or rumors, nor would they ever harm another with their words. They will speak out passionately against evil and evil workers while commending the faithful ones who follow after the truth. They make firm commitments and follow through, even at great cost. They never crush others with exploitation or abuse and they would never be bought with a bribe against the innocent. They will never be shaken; they will stand firm forever.
 
As you read this description of these DARING kids (people), you may think, I can’t be like that all the time. I love Jesus but I make too many mistakes. Or, I am just not bold enough to stand up like that at school! Maybe that means I can’t live in His house every day! Superkid, thinking like that is thinking backward!
 
Being great at all those things isn’t what lets you in the door of His house to live with Him daily. That’s the description of what YOU BECOME when you dwell in Him (which is simply letting HIM dwell in you). Letting HIM into YOUR house transforms you into all those things!
 
After all, Superkid, YOU ARE His house!
 
When He lives in you and you set your thoughts on Him and His Word, you ARE living in the power of His Holy Spirit. Little by little you change and begin to look like Him. In other words, living that kind of holy life is not what ALLOWS you to live in Him. Living in Him allows YOU to become like Him.
 
Second Corinthians 3:16-18 (New International Reader’s Version) says it like this: “But when anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Holy Spirit. And where the Spirit of the Lord is, freedom is also there. None of our faces are covered with a veil. All of us can see the Lord’s glory and think deeply about it. So we are being changed to become more like him so that we have more and more glory. And this glory comes from the Lord, who is the Holy Spirit.”
 
The veil is simply what happens to us when we look away from
Jesus. But when we look to Him we become like Him. I understand that you don’t want to make a promise to Jesus to give yourself daily and not be able to keep it. But WE can do this, Superkid. I DARE you to believe it! We cannot, however, do it on our own. Last month we gave Him our strengths AND our weaknesses, because even when we feel strong, we can’t live life without HIS STRENGTH. So of course, we need Him and we need His strength to be as daily in our devotion to Him as He is to us.
 
So, back to what Psalm 121 said about Jesus: He is paying attention to us day and night and He doesn’t even sleep. Superkid, these are not just words. This is God’s Holy Word to YOU! We can be just as daily AND nightly as He is.
 
“So that means we have to stay awake all night?”
 
I KNEW YOU WOULD ASK THAT!
 
Don’t try to tell your parents that Commander Kellie says you need to stay awake like Jesus. YOUR nights should be spent SLEEPING! He’s the only
One who needs to be awake. When you’re afraid to sleep at night, remember to ask Him to give you good dreams and talk to you. This makes us 24/7, daily devoted to our Jesus. The best part? The more we live this life daily, the more people will see Jesus shining through!
 
Will you do it?
 
I DARE YOU!
 
Commander Kellie, OUT! ♥

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