Jordan For Jesus #035 "For Life (All I Need Is Jesus)" by Jordan Elizabeth on 2015-01-29 11:05:21
“In the morning rest your elbows on the windowsills of heaven. Gaze upon the Lord and with that vision in your heart go forth to greet the day.”
In life, there are so many distractions. Distractions are anything that separates you from God and that pulls you away from God rather than drawing you closer to Him. These distractions are very real and satan sends these distractions to distract God’s people from keeping their eyes on Jesus.
It is so important to keep our eyes focused on Jesus! If we take our eyes off of Jesus, we are pulled away from Him by the distractions sent by satan.
This is satan’s purpose and intent to separate us from Christ Jesus and distance our relationship with Him. You see, satan wants our soul just as badly as God does. Therefore, he will do everything in his power to get it. Even if that means sending distractions, in the process, if he knows that is what it takes to get your soul. Satan knows just what to say and do to get you to take your eyes off of Jesus. He is sneaky, but nothing can separate God’s people from God Himself. We belong to God.
Nothing can take us out of the Lord’s grasp. Although, we can be tempted to take our eyes off of Jesus, but this is the constant daily battle that everyone fights as a Christian. We must stay focused on the Lord so we are not tempted and deceived by satan.
As Christians, we must have the kind of heart that says, “Jesus, I want You for life because I know that all else fades away.” If we have this kind of heart, we will not be tempted and deceived to take our eyes off of Jesus and focus on distractions sent by satan.
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.
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.