Jordan For Jesus #011 "More of Jesus" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-05-15 10:12:40
All we really need is alot more of Jesus and alot less of self. For God to increase and for self to decrease should be our desire. Everything begins with the incomparable, irreplaceable, and indescribable God. Everything comes from God, everything centers around God, everything happens through God and ends up in God.
Without God we are nothing, have nothing and can do nothing. God is everything. In Him, we produce much fruit. Apart from Him, we cannot produce anything. God is eternal. Everything else fades. He is the only thing that will be standing in the end. God is all that really matters. Without God there is no humanity and we cannot survive. He is all that we need. If we are truly listening to His heartbeat, we will know, see, and understand that He is the answer.
"He must become greater; I must become less." (John 3:30)
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)
"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)
"Is there anyone around who can explain God? Anyone smart enough to tell Him what to do? Anyone who has dome Him such a huge favor that God has to ask His advice? Everything comes from Him; Everything happens through Him; Everything ends up in Him. Always glory! Always praise! Yes. Yes. Yes." (Romans 11:34-36, the Message)
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Slightly Obsessed #223: Right Clothes, Wrong Spirit
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Slightly Obsessed #222: The Rain
Like the grass, the human heart has shallow roots and fades quickly in the dry season. But those shallow roots also are the first to taste the rain.
Slightly Obsessed #221: Are You Green and Sappy?
Being described as either green or sappy is not usually considered to be a compliment. But Irma lay claim to both, and it was her secret to a bountiful life.
Slightly Obsessed #220: We Only Have One Job
The Martha in us makes everything so hard, when the Lord is calling us to be Mary, running toward the sound of His voice; sitting in stillness at His feet; not wasting a moment of our time with Him in distracted busyness. Simply clinging to His every word.