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)
Find the GOLD in people. If you only see fault, error, wrongs, sins, and what is bad, in people, then you have no time to love them. You cannot judge people and love people, at the same time, which is why the Word of God instructs us to look for what is good in people. When we look for the good, in people, we are choosing to see people through the eyes of God.
Slightly Obsessed #212: Believe
Sometimes it feels like just getting out of bed sets us up for defeat. But we shouldn’t be surprised. God clued us in thousands of years ago in the book of Job when He warned us that we are born for trouble as surely as sparks from a fire will fly up into the sky.
Slightly Obsessed #211: Can a Worm Fly?
Darkness is God’s secret place, where He fashions a new creation away from the prying eyes of His enemies. In the chrysalis of the closet, He plans and weaves and forms His beloved into something that will burst forth with joy at the proper season.
Slightly Obsessed #210: Arise
A few short moments taken to restore a woman to health had kept Jesus from the bedside of a girl who lay dying. Messengers arrived with the news that Jairus’ little daughter was dead, striking fear in his heart as they destroyed the hope to which he clung.
Slightly Obsessed #209: Look Up
An ancient king faced certain destruction as enemy warriors amassed before him in a surprise attack. His response is our answer for the trials that threaten to destroy us today.
Slightly Obsessed #208: Scorched by Trial
In the gray dawn of another day, I am spent. I can pray no more. There are no more words I can say, no entreaty with which to reach my Master. As the night shadows fade before the rising sun, I open my Bible. In the space between darkness and light, I need to hear His voice.