Believers know that following Christ is a decision one has to make once, yet a daily commitment to embrace. The invitation of Jesus to follow Him was a summon for all men and women to walk with the only source of true light in this dark world, and He said it’s not going to be easy.
On the night Jesus was betrayed, His disciples fled one by one, even Peter who said he will never forsake his Lord— proof that following Christ isn’t easy. Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew that one must love Him more than he or she would love anything and anyone in this world, for if they love them more than they love Him, they are not worthy of Him. These words may seem a little harsh, but the Word of the Lord is always living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword.
If Jesus is one’s top priority in every area of one’s life, He becomes everything. The truth is, He is everything. The road is straight and narrow for there can never be a “halfway” disciple—Jesus isn’t pleased with lukewarm Christians. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to dwell in the hearts of His people for He knew it would be hard to follow Him completely. He is faithful to keep His children close, making sure they walk on the right path giving the Holy Spirit to help them.
Following Jesus means striving to be like Him; daily dreams and decisions must be Christ-centered and Spirit-breathed, and every follower must be fully dependent on Him.
Westside Family Church is more than just an organization. It is a community with a life centered around Jesus, believing that everyone should live by serving the community while growing in faith in God. For more on the Westside Family Church, click here.