Christ and me – Santosh Kulkarni

John 3:16: God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Am I willing to submit my life to Him? Lamentations 3:40: Let us examine and probe our ways and let us return to the Lord. Enoch walked with God. Psalms 119: Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Jeremiah 29:11-13: For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Psalms 16:8: I have set the Lord always before Me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
1 John 3:18,19: Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue but in deed and truth. Practicing the truth of the word of God, more than just listening. God said, I will write my laws in your heart. Being ready to give up everything for Jesus like the person who found the pearl of great price and he sold everything to buy that.
James 1:22: Prove yourselves doers of the word and not merely hearers who delude themselves. If anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror. Look intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty and abide by it.

Having a desire to know Jesus more; not just external but truly knowing Jesus. Whoever receives Jesus, to him He gives the right to be children of God. Accepting Jesus as Lord and master in every area of our life. Sanctify Jesus as Lord and master of our life.

Jesus was 12 years when he was discussing the word of God with others. Searching Jesus with all our heart.

Knowing Jesus and wanting him as the pearl of great price. What do I do in my free time? Filled with the Holy Spirit which will fill my heart with the love of God. Being saved from my selfishness. Giving myself to others just like Jesus gave Himself.

Moses, Jacob walked with God. We fail many times when we walk with God. Life of Job, he first thought he was righteous until the Lord showed Him his heart’s condition. We need to know God.

Rajesh R.
Psalms 119:1-8: Blessed are those whose way is blameless who walk in the law of the Lord. I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly. Ask the Holy Spirit to humble myself and learn. Are you coming to Jesus that others should honor me or like David to be a doorkeeper. Faith of Daniel’s 3 friends even to the point of death. Daniel 3:17,18: God is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire but even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.

We have Jesus with us always even in the midst of trials and temptation. We need to pray that God will help.

Hosea 10:12: Sow with a view to righteousness, Reap in accordance with kindness; Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord until He comes to rain righteousness on you. Deuteronomy 14:24: Seek for spiritual things rather than material things. Acts 26:19,20: I did not prove disobedient to the heavenly vision, but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.

Knowing that there is nothing good in us. Seek the Lord with all your heart as it says in Proverbs. Hebrews 8:10,11: I will write my laws in their heart and from the least to the greatest, all will know God.