Slightly Obsessed #192: Heaven Is Calling: Consider Jesus
by Pamela Thorson on 2017-08-09 09:08:52

SPONSORED




“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.” Hebrews 3:1

Some days we can barely hear it. Other days it drives us to our knees. But it’s always there; that persistent tug in our souls. Whether we trudge through our days or chase the stars of fame and fortune, we can’t drown out the cry that sounds silently in the pit of our being, jarring us with its urgency and moving us with its tears.

Heaven is calling.

In his letter to the Jewish community, the writer of the book of Hebrews addressed a large group comprised of both believers in Christ and those who may have been drawn to the message of the Messiah but had not committed their lives to Him. Then and today, it also speaks powerfully to both the Gentile believer who has been adopted into the family of God through Jesus’ sacrifice and to the earnest seeker of eternal life.

The letter presents a powerful case for the preeminence of Christ over Moses. It describes His priesthood over the children of God, and it explains how the Messiah fulfilled the old covenant with His people, instituting a new one written in His blood. In Hebrews 11, the stirring “faith chapter,” he explains the concept of faith, recounts the exploits of the Old Testament heroes and heroines of faith, and challenges the reader to join its ranks.

To each of us, he presents his case for Christ and issues this call: Consider Jesus.

If you’ve never believed in Him, it is crucial to understand His claims and consider the God-man Jesus Christ before you shut down the voice in your soul. You need to know this Man. Whether you are rich or poor, well or suffering, feeling loved or alone, if you don’t know Him, you are lost. You live in peril for your soul, and His is an urgent call to eternal life with Him and all that salvation brings.

If you already know Him, you realize that Jesus takes seriously your decision to follow Him. Your moment of salvation was not the endpoint but the genesis of a new life, opening the door to an adventure culminating in full revelation when you stand before His majesty. Then you will understand what you once had to accept by faith.

Until that day, God will continue to call you deeper and deeper into the hard lessons and rich abundance of His grace. He will keep challenging you to live stronger for Him. And in every trial, every joy, every step of this life, you will move forward toward the sound of His call deep in your soul.

If you take the time to consider Jesus in every decision you make and with every breath you take, victory will always be yours.






About Pamela Thorson:
Pamela Thorson is a licensed practical nurse, author, and full-time caregiver. She pioneered in the homeschooling movement from 1982-2006 and authored her first book, Song in the Night, in 2008. Her second book, Out from the Shadows: 31 Devotions for the Weary Caregiver, released in 2014. She resides in the Northwest with her family.

Connect with Pamela Thorson:
Website: http://www.pamthorson.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/officialpamthorson
Twitter: http://twitter.com/pamelathorson







Recent Articles
Slightly Obsessed #193: The Day America Looked Up

They came from around the world, filling motels, jamming the highways, and staking their claim on a piece of history as a rare total solar eclipse turned millions of people heavenward in the United States, a nation transfixed by the spectacle.
Slightly Obsessed #192: Heaven Is Calling: Consider Jesus

Some days we can barely hear it. Other days it drives us to our knees. But it’s always there; that persistent tug in our souls. Whether we trudge through our days or chase the stars of fame and fortune, we can’t drown out the cry that sounds silently in the pit of our being, jarring us with its urgency and moving us with its tears.
#JordanForJesus: Grace

No matter what you may be going through in life, I want you to know that God's grace is sufficient for you. You may have messed up, you may have failed, you may have gone the wrong direction, you may have gossiped, or much worse, but God wants you to know that it does not define who you are. He does. He and His grace is much more powerful than anything you might have said or done. Grace always shocks. It always amazes, and it always stuns. Grace is what we all need. It's what everyone groping around lost in the darkness needs to know.
Slightly Obsessed #191: You Can Give Others the Gift of Courage

My father lay propped up in the hospital bed, his face ashen against the white sheets. My step-mother and I huddled around him in the cramped space of the progressive care unit in which he was recuperating. He had suffered three heart attacks in the space of one month. None of us had gotten much sleep in the last few days. So far, we had seen little of either the hospitalist in charge of his care or the cardiologist on staff.
Slightly Obsessed #190: A Warbird’s Lesson

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.




More Content from CMADDICT
REVIEW
Every Mile Mattered
Nichole Nordeman

Release Date: July 28, 2017
Reviewer: Andrew Funderburk
Rating: 4 stars
MUSIC VIDEO
P.O.D. - Soundboy Killa

2017-08-23 08:11:02
NEWS
PLUMB Returns with “God Help Me” Single

Nashville, TN – Today, PLUMB launched the next chapter of her career, releasing her new single “God Help Me.” The song, produced by Jeremy Redmon (Big Daddy Weave), has already found a place on radio, being added out of..
FREE DOWNLOAD
Say
Alive City

Album: Say
Genre: Pop


Copyright © 2017 · All Rights Reserved · CMADDICT.com