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)
The pain takes us down and drives us to our knees. We long for relief, for a way out. But in the secret place of suffering, we discover that pain is our friend.
Slightly Obsessed #228: The God of the Grateful
My world had just fallen into a pit. We had a young daughter, four other children, and no insurance. I was so sick that I didn’t even know if I could get to the doctor for tests. Despair rolled over us in waves.
Then God spoke.
Slightly Obsessed #227: Release the Beautiful
As we smiled at the people we met on our walk I wondered at the social custom that requires face-to-face congeniality on a bike path among strangers who would soon be in our respective cars fighting over a lane change. It’s easier to be mad at people when we can’t see their faces.
Slightly Obsessed #226: Triune
In its most basic element, our very existence mirrors His Godhead in trinity. Each person enters time and space as three: body, soul, and spirit.
Slightly Obsessed #225: Why Lightning Doesn't Strike the Wicked
The popular radio host was on a rampage, vehemently damning God. He crowned the diatribe by flinging a challenge at God to strike him down at that very moment. He smugly interpreted heaven's silence as proof that there is no God. But what was really happening?
Slightly Obsessed #224: When the Pressure Feels Too Great
The fig I found in a local big box store had already been trimmed into a lovely miniature tree with an unusual trunk. Little did I understand what it takes to train a plant into a bonsai, and what that process would teach me about God.