Greg Laurie on My Letter to Kanye West and to Every New Believer in Christ

Kanye West / Reuters

Dear Kanye,

It looks like you have become a follower of Jesus Christ. So, let me say to you, welcome to the family of God!

I think it’s amazing how you are using your considerable platform to talk about your newfound faith and the change it has made in your life.

You recently said in an interview:

“Now that I’m in service to Christ, my job is to spread the Gospel, to let people know what Jesus has done for me. I’ve spread a lot of things. There was a time I was letting you know what high fashion had done for me. I was letting you know what the Hennessy had done for me. I was letting you know all these things, but now I’m letting you know what Jesus has done for me. And in that, I’m no longer a slave. I’m a son now. Son of God. I’m free through Christ.”

I wish more believers would have the boldness to use their platforms to say what you are saying about what Jesus has done for you.

I love the zeal of a new believer, and I remember well how I wanted to tell people about what Jesus had done for me after Christ came into my life. But looking back at that moment 45 years later, I realize I still had a lot to learn in my walk with Christ.

So Kanye, though we have never met, let me share some things that you need to know as a young believer:

1.  You need to read the Bible every day

After reading the lyrics of your new album Jesus Is King, it sounds like you are already doing this!

Reading the Bible is like waking up to a personal text from God in the morning. The Bible is God’s very word to us. It’s alive and powerful and will help you to grow in your new spiritual life.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.” (2 Tim. 3:16 NLT)

Even though the Bible, collectively, was written thousands of years ago, it still teaches us about how to live life today. More importantly, it teaches us about who God is and how we can know Him.

2.  You need to Pray

Prayer is simply talking to God. The objective of prayer is not to move God my way, but to move me His way! So, when you have burdens, or concerns, or worries or needs, commit them to the Lord in prayer — and trust that He will listen to you.

The Bible tells us, Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:6-7)

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Greg Laurie