Today I want you to focus on Jesus.
Just close your eyes for a moment and meditate on the Son of Man. If you have forgotten how He is like, open the Bible and read through the four Gospels again.
But fix your eyes on Him for this.
How are you feeling now?
I don’t know about you, but whenever God reveals His Son to me, I become very still before Him. I have nothing to say! What could I say in the presence of such a beautiful, godly man? Who am I, really, compared to Him?
Isn’t it crazy that this Jesus lives in us?
The One who loved,
The One who told the truth.
The One who lived a godly life.
The One who was hated for telling the truth,
persecuted for living a godly life,
and nailed to the cross for love.
“In the last days, people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, … lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.
Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and imposters will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”2. Timothy 3: 2a, 4-5, 12-13
How about you? Are you being persecuted? Do you live in the power of godliness?
Or do you compromise, live in bondage of sin, having only a form of godliness and being hated by noone for the sake of truth?
Jesus came to set you free. The truth sets you free. Do you believe? Do you believe that He loves you and is mighty enough to save? Do you believe in the power of godliness that is found in Jesus Christ who is IN you?
Love God with all your strength, all your heart and all your mind! Start afresh! Let Him help you be the standard who pulls the weaker out of their “best” into the better that God has for them! Believe first, ask God to help you believe and learn to THRIVE in the power of godliness! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!
The start and end of it all is Jesus. It will always be Jesus. Let Jesus increase in you. Decrease, deny yourself and take up the cross. Suffer with Him, be persecuted with Him. It will all happen naturally when you love Him more and more.
Oh, let us love Him, people of God!