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?
Wow, this really spoke to my heart. Thanks for sharing.
ooooooo Hallelujah! in Him!!! He is!!! so right. . .
Oh Mary. You nailed it. For me, this is a never ending story but I bask in every chapter that ends with these sweet truths. My heart longs to capture Jesus and Jesus only. Today. Now. This moment.
Not yesterday, not tomorrow. Just now. Just Him.
Oh to keep that front and center!
Good Word friend.
Merry Christmas!! (consider this your card 🙂
Oh friend you really spoke to me. I am a “plus Jesus” girl. Uggghhhh! Do I need to surrender! Thanks Mary Hon. You are so sweet. Bless you!