Jordan For Jesus #018 "Everything (All I Need Is Jesus)" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-07-10 14:10:40
Ultimately, Jesus is the indescribable God, but Christ is also many different things to us which makes Him our everything. Jesus is our Savior, our Lord, our King and so much more!
Still, Jesus isn't just everything, He is more than everything to us. There is nothing in this world that can be everything and more than everything, at the same time, to us.
Only Jesus can do that! Only God can do that, because only the Creator can be more than everything to the things He creates. Nothing in this world can satisfy the human heart like God can.
Why? Because God, who is our Creator, created our human heart.
God put His spirit inside of Jesus and He came to this earth to save the world. Why? The world was lost in darkness and in sin. The world was desperately in need of a Savior! God knew this, and that is why He sent Jesus.
Because of what Jesus has done in my life, I want to unashamedly and undeniably proclaim to the world that Jesus is my Savior, and that He can save anyone who accepts Him as Savior also. Because I have been saved and redeemed by Jesus Christ, it is no longer I that lives but Christ lives in me. I have died to myself, the world, and my old ways.
Now God lives in and through me. Because God lives in me, instead of me, I now do things God's way instead of my way and the world's way. I have surrendered my life in humble obedience and submission to God to play a part in His story as a servant of His kingdom.
Apart from God, we have nothing, can do nothing, and we are nothing. This is the truth! In Christ, He is everything in us, and in Him, we can do all things!
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.
Slightly Obsessed #184: The Mark of Maturity
The infant finishes his bottle and smiles contentedly up at his mother. A trickle of milk courses down from the corner of his mouth. It’s a sweet scene because that’s what babies do. They are born with immature digestive systems and no teeth. Mother’s milk or formula are necessary for the child to survive and thrive. As they grow, their teeth begin to come in, their digestive abilities mature, and they can tolerate solid food.
Slightly Obsessed #183: He Knows Your Name
All sheep look alike to me. Defenseless, timid, and nondescript creatures, they tend to wander and get into trouble. When one falls, it needs help to get back on its feet. Its purpose in life is mostly to eat and make more sheep. It’s easy to see why Jesus equated them to humans. A line of sheep looks like a sea of wool and blank stares, huddled in a timid group behind their leader.
Slightly Obsessed #182 "When Speaking the Truth Makes You the Enemy"
The apostle Paul loved the people of God. After his conversion to Christ, he spent his life not only establishing churches, but also ministering to their needs. He often had the unpleasant duty of confronting issues that threatened the fledgling church, and his letters to the Galatians and to the Corinthians were especially aimed at keeping the churches rooted in the faith.
Slightly Obsessed #181 "The Moment before the Moment of Revelation"
The movie Ten Commandments famously depicted the rise, fall, and restoration of the Hebrew man who would one day lead his people out of Egypt. Set afloat as a baby in a basket to escape the wrath of Egypt, Moses was found by an Egyptian princess and unwittingly restored to his family to be raised as royalty. He was a man with a foot in two worlds, and his choice to follow the faith of his birth family cost him a king’s inheritance.