Take Up Your Cross

As a follower of Jesus, I surrendered control of my life to my Lord. Here in His presence I experience the power to become the husband, dad, and person He created me to be. Yes there are things Jesus has called me to surrender but each time I do He shows me what I thought I needed to have life was keeping me from experiencing the abundant life He came to give me (John 10:10).

 

Tonight I can’t promise you that in Christ you’ll have worldly wealth, physical health, or human prosperity. What I can promise is you’ll be forgiven, free, new, and a child of God. I can promise you’ll experience a peace the passes all understanding and an unseachable love.

 

Long after the wealth and power have faded, Jesus is Lord. Long after the health and prosperity have slipped away, Jesus is Lord. When heaven and earth pass away, Jesus is Lord. Who (or what) is Lord of your life?

Mountain Mover

There is no mountain in our life that Jesus cannot move. Addictions, broken relationships, sickness, great needs, all these things are within the power of God to do the miraculous. Through our faith in Jesus, in God’s will, we will see mountains that were immovable cast into the sea.

 

What mountains in your life do you need moved? Come to Jesus no matter where you are or what you are facing and trust in Him to do what you can’t. If you’re weary and wounded, come and Jesus will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

I’m With Jesus

I can’t imagine a greater complement than someone taking note that I’ve “been with Jesus”. Jesus has so radically transformed my life that those who knew me before I came to faith in Christ don’t recognize me. Not because of anything I’ve done but because of the grace, mercy, and transforming power of God.

 

What do people know about you? Do they know that you live a life of surrender to the God of creation? Do they sense His love, grace, and truth in what you do and say? If you were the only Christian someone ever knew, would they know Jesus? Simply put: do people know you’ve been with Jesus?

 

If not… it’s time to make some prayerful, intentional, Holy Spirit inspired changes.