If you have asked Jesus Christ into your life, it is important to learn the secrets of living the wonderful life God has planned for you. Jesus promises to take our ordinary, self-centered lives, and make them exceptional and rewarding.
It only makes sense that the One who created us knows what is best for our lives and can make them truly meaningful and rewarding. By letting Jesus direct your life, you will truly experience, “extreme living.”
Robert Boyd Munger wrote about how Jesus can make this difference in our lives in his booklet, My Heart, Christ’s Home. When Munger gave his heart to Christ, he imagined Jesus as the new guest he had invited into his home. Munger explains,
“One evening I invited Jesus Christ into my heart. What an entrance He made! It was not a spectacular, emotional thing, but very real. Something happened at the very center of my life. He came into the darkness of my heart and turned on the light.
He built a fire on the hearth and banished the chill. He started music where there had been stillness, and He filled the emptiness with His own loving, wonderful fellowship. I have never regretted opening the door to Christ and I never will.
In the joy of this new relationship I said to Jesus Christ, “Lord, I want this heart of mine to be Yours. I want to have You settle down here and be perfectly at home. Everything I have belongs to You. Let me show You around.”
Munger then writes of the different areas of his life as “rooms” of a house that Jesus now resided within. He imagines Jesus looking around his house, offering to change each room, “removing the filth and making it warm and clean.”
For example, the “Study” of his heart represents the books and magazines he read. For us today that would include the TV we watch and the Internet sites we visit. Ashamed of the things he had been putting into his mind, Munger writes,
“Red-faced, I turned to Him and said, “Master, I know that this room needs to be cleaned up and made over. Will You help me make it what it ought to be?” “Certainly!” He said. “I’m glad to help you. First of all, take all the things that you are reading and looking at which are not helpful, pure, good and true, and throw them out!”
One room (the closet) was so private Munger felt ashamed. But Jesus reminded him that His light can change even the darkest areas of our lives.
Munger’s story illustrates how Jesus can bring meaning and purpose to your life as you surrender to him and apply God’s promises to your life. These promises are contained in His Word, the Bible.
The Bible tells us that it is God’s will that we grow in our relationship with Christ, and live the tremendous life He planned for us (Ephesians 2:10). As we study and apply Gods Word to our lives, we really begin to live an extreme life in Christ. This course is all about how to experience that extreme life.