I recently purchased Chris Janson’s new CD “Buy Me A Boat.” One of the songs on this CD is titled: “Messin’ With Jesus”. Some of the lyrics are: “I love driving fast down a country road, but a voice in my head says take it slow, so I, yeah I ain’t messin’ with Jesus. I wanna keep Him on my good side, keep Him on my bad side a little less of the time…. no I ain’t messin’ with Jesus.”
In our Christian walk, we need to stay on Jesus’ good side. Our walk may be hard and it may get rough at points. We must keep Proverbs 3:5-6 in our minds. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (NKJV) But, do we really get on his bad side? John 3:17 says “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Jesus did not come down for us to get on His bad side, He came down to save us from when we do bad.
Walking with God may be a hard path to take. Life as a Christian will be harder to live than life as a non-Christian because we stand out in the crowd. We are different than everybody else, but we also have a better reward in the end. If we focus all of our thoughts and actions toward God, then He will direct our paths. During our walk, let us look to God for help, let us pray to God when we are feeling down and when we need someone to talk to.
Another phrase of the song is: “Everything we do you know he’s gonna see us, so I don’t mess with Jesus”. No matter what we do, we cannot hide from God. He sees all that we do, so why would we try and mess with Him?! If He is going to see what we do, and know all that we do, why would we try to get around what He says we must do?
Another line of the song says: “But I walk the line, until I get to the other side”. As we walk with Christ, too often we are walking on the line. We are walking on the thin line between good and bad. We are too often walking too close to the edge. But, if we look to God and keep our minds and thoughts on Him, then he will direct our paths. When we walk this line, Jesus walks with us. John 10:4 says: “And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” Jesus will be with us during all of our struggles. Don’t mess with Jesus. He sees all and He knows all and we need to keep Him on our good side and on our bad side a little less of the time.