Life plus Jesus.
Me plus Jesus.
This sounds good and for many years I lived this way. Life with a little Jesus sprinkled in for flavoring.
I just added Jesus when needed. If things got a little rough – plus Jesus. If times got a little scary – plus Jesus. Makes me think of the recipes that read – add salt to taste.
I lived as if Jesus was something to spice up my life… or the afterlife. He was what I did on Sundays and Wednesdays. He was what I did when I tried to parent well, but He wasn’t my life. He was an addition to my life. I wanted to have it all – all my old junk (why in the world I wanted that stuff just boggles the mind) and I wanted my Jesus stuff.
I learned you can’t have it all without giving it all up. I had to surrender my life to Him to truly have Him become my life. And when I did…. oh my, what joy!
A life in Christ is not a life PLUS Jesus.
Jesus is the life. Jesus is MY life.
for in Him we live, move and exist…Acts 17:28
I love this verse! It speaks so much in so few words. It’s a life in Him not plus Him. It’s in Him I exist. The very words take my breath away, but they are so true! He is my very existence.
How often do I consider my walk with Him to be more about tomorrow, than about today?
I focus so much on what I WILL do in Him that I miss what He is doing in me.
And what He’s doing is amazing. His love and favor just blow me away. He is teaching me to see the world in a fresh light. It’s an adventure – one that terrifies me and thrills me all at once.
So, what is the Lord doing in your life today?