So I got on this email list from a website called lifehack.org. They offer tips to short-circuit life change. Typically this wisdom comes in the trendy and appealing list form. Here’s an example – “7 Habits Of Highly Effective Hobbits.” Not all hobbits are eccentric you know… some also have (at least 7) healthy habits that we could all benefit from culling.
Wikipedia describes life hacking as “any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem of a person in a clever or non-obvious way.”
So is there a Jesus hack?
Well, the straight up answer is no. There is no short cut to Jesus. However, Jesus isn’t as complicated as many would tend to lead you to believe. There isn’t even an extra special prayer that you have to say, secret handshake or any back-room voodoo going on with Jesus. Jesus isn’t that difficult. Religion is. Leave that part behind. Jesus did and you should too.
So today I’m going to create the Jesus hack. It’s never been done. I Google’d it and it’s nowhere to be found. Many churches will get their feathers ruffled. It’s ok, not the first time. I’ll take the heat for this one in the name of spreading the good news of the gospel…
Rule #1 of the Jesus Hack comes from the Book of Romans, Chapter 10, verses 9-10:
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
That’s your shortcut or hack to a relationship with our Lord and to heaven. Yep, just one rule. In reality, the generations past that missed it, well, missed the mark. Don’t follow them. With this wisdom we can embrace the future and keep our back up against the past.
Indeed, it’s going to be a beautiful day…