Mom had to agree to follow the laws of our land and take an oath to be faithful to America. And I can say with certainty, my Mom has remained faithful as a US Citizen.
Well the same holds true when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. In essence, we are saying, "Yes, Lord. I'm letting go of worldly ways and I'm going to follow You." But to do this, we must be willing to say goodbye to the sinful ways of this world and grab ahold of the things of God instead. Does this mean we have to say goodbye to enjoying life? Not at all. But it does mean we need to say goodbye to our sinful desires; things not pleasing to God; lust, greed, envy, drunkenness, sexual immorality and even strife. My family & friends, clearly these things don't please Him.
So today, if you’ve decided to follow Jesus, remember Philippians 3:20-21 NLT, where it says, "But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like His own, using the same power with which He will bring everything under His control."
We just have to be willing to say goodbye.
And with this, I pray the Lord enlightens you, as you continue to seek His face for wisdom, knowledge and understanding. I trust He will pour out His complete favor and blessings; reminding you of His love and goodness towards all His people.
Love you all!Cyndy