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!
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