Jesus knew full well what we would go through when we’d reach the point of trying to do things our way and repent and turn to him completely and choose his way of doing things. It is at that instance we are no longer followers of the worlds way of doing things and finding God’s plan is far better than we ever could imagine! “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive”.(Jeremiah 29:11-14).
To serve Christ means we sharpen our faith to be in line with the word of God and not in line with the worlds values. The promises of God we come to rely on through faith is to believe more in the unseen as though they are, for by God’s grace this is how we view the miraculous by the hand of the one we are drawn by. For Jesus has said no one can go to him unless his Father draws us. “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. And it is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me”.(John 6:44,45).
It’s sounds odd to people when we say we don’t do as the world does, but it can be easily described in Jesus’s own words as he says he prays for those who his Father has given him, but does not pray for the world. “For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them”.(John 17:8-10).
By abiding by the word of God we are not just showing him how much we Love him, but we are examples to the world of just who and what we stand for. Christ sacrificed himself to put away the sins of many, if we continue in sin after we have learned the truth of the word then we are therefore not showing anyone of the sacrifice we are making that we are not living in sin any longer. “For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins”.