We talked about the difference between platinum and gold (see my older blog post for the scoop), and that platinum is more precious than silver and 30 times rarer than gold.
So in order for us to "Go Platinum" in our relationship with Christ, what would that entail?
Here are a few of my ideas:
1. Welcome Him in right now! When Jesus visited Mary and Martha in Bethany, they immediately welcomed Him in. They were excited to let Him use anything and everything they had. It's as if they were saying, "Our house is Yours, Jesus. Come right inside and get comfy. Whatever You want. We're simply here to serve."
They DIDN'T leave Him standing on the porch. So many Christians have simply left Christ on the porch . . . keeping Him at an arms length . . . never experiencing true intimacy with Him.
Jesus wants to come inside and bring us into genuine intimacy with Him. He doesn't want us to settle for being close to Him; He wants us to become part OF Him.
2. Sit at His feet. Mary sat wide-eyed like a child at Christ's feet just soaking up everything He had to say. Think back to when YOU were a little child. Remember how excited you were to have a parent watch every new thing you tried? "Watch Mom! Watch me jump over this log! OK, now watch me run. Are you watching?"
Jesus doesn't want us to lose that wide-eyed excitement of a child when we're with Him. Just as we want to show off for a parent, God wants to show off for YOU! If you're faithful, He'll show Himself to you in ways you can't even imagine. But be willing to sit at His feet.
Be willing to soak in His teaching. Read the Word. Become saturated with Him. Get obsessed with becoming all He calls you to be.
3. Define yourself in Him. I can quickly think of three people who have defined themselves so closely with what they do, that the person and their career have become synonymous. For example:
Michael Jordan is synonymous with basketball.
Tiger Woods is synonymous with golf.
Michael Jackson is synonymous with king of pop.
What if YOU could become synonymous with Christianity? When people hear your name, they automatically think of Jesus.
Wouldn't that be amazing?
Define yourself in Him.
I'm striving to do these three things in my platinum relationship with Christ.
Will you do the same?
GO PLATINUM with Jesus!
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