Jordan For Jesus #017 "Everyday (All I Need Is Jesus)" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-07-03 12:33:02
Most heroes wear capes, but my hero is extraordinary. He wore a cross, and what He did to save the world was beyond heroic. My hero will forever be my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus is more than a hero. He is a Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, and so much more. Jesus is more than everything, and He is all we need. He is sufficient for our every need. The world and all that it contains can never be everything to us the way that Jesus is. Without Jesus, we are nothing, and we can do nothing.
Everyone on earth was once lost in darkness and in sin in desperate need of a Savior. God knew this so He sent Jesus to save the world. Without salvation, through Jesus Christ, we cannot experience a relationship with Christ or spend eternity with God in heaven. Everyone needs Jesus. Everyone needs a Savior. We who have been saved, by Jesus, need to spread the gospel to reach those who do not know Him.
Jesus is the only answer, message, truth, declaration, and proclamation. He is the good news, the gospel. Jesus didn't so willingly and so freely give Himself to us so that we could keep Him to ourselves. He is not a secret to be kept. We are to share Him with the world. This is how the lost souls of this world are found and the Kingdom of God is advanced for God and His glory alone.
"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)
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
"This is how we know what real/true love is; Jesus gave up His life for us." (1 John 3:16)
On a recent hot July day, we took in an air show in our town. Vintage planes, including a couple of impressive old warbirds, sat majestically on the tarmac for inspection as we darted from wing to wing to find relief from the withering heat.
These planes are still operable, so although some of them were open for people to walk through, the cockpits were off-limits for obvious reasons. No one wanted a tragedy to happen because an unauthorized person tampered with the controls. People who don’t know what they’re doing shouldn’t be in control.
Slightly Obsessed #189: The Calling
The sound must have been a maddening echo that haunted him at first, tormented by the rooster’s crow that mocked his empty proclamation of loyalty. For three days, his faith lay in the grave with the Savior’s body, darkened by the memory of his public desertion.
Slightly Obsessed #188: Freedom
He was shouting “Freedom” as he plowed his car at twenty-one miles an hour into the granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments.
A video posted on the suspect’s Facebook page depicted the man in his car facing the monument as a women’s voice, presumably on a car radio, asked, “Where do you go when you’re faced with adversity and trials and challenges?”
Slightly Obsessed #187: He Reigns
Has a more beautiful declaration ever been written? Without that truth, we would have been forever lost to life. But because God had all authority firmly in His grasp, Satan had no chance of wresting the universe from Him. Because God reigns, Jesus could heal sickness, forgive sins, and conquer death. Because God is in control, evil was outwitted. Because He is Lord, there is power behind the words, “It is finished.”
Slightly Obsessed #186: When the Path Ahead Is Fearsome
The room was dark and shadowed, the only sound within its walls the rhythmic whoosh of the ventilator beside my son’s bed. I sat on an uncomfortable chair jammed into one corner of the room. In the faint light that fell from the window across the pages of the Bible I held, I tried to corral my stampeding fears long enough to find some comfort from God’s Word. Outside the door of his room, a cacophony of voices from the nurses’ station jarred our shattered nerves.
Slightly Obsessed #185: Clean
They were just turning down the lights in the sanctuary as I awkwardly slid into a seat near the back of the church. I was tired and soiled by the previous week. Life had been especially difficult, and I had not handled the pressure well. I felt completely unhinged spiritually and wholly unworthy to be in God’s presence. The worship team began with one of my favorite songs, and I hoped I didn’t look as vulnerable as I felt.