One time my dad invited a guy to come back some time. Really? This guy wanted to date me but I did not want to date him. I still can picture my dad and I on the porch after that guy left. Father daughter conflict! LOL Now this guy was nice enough, but no way.
Later I met my hubby and he wasn’t just another guy. There was something so different about him that I was very drawn to get to know him better. And I’m so glad I did. Actually my parents loved hubby so much that I often said, “You love him more than me!” LOL
Jesus is not just another guy. If He were simply a Savior – one who made the way for heaven and nothing else, that would be wonderful. But oh He’s so much more!
Oh beloved, have you made the choice? Do you know in your heart of hearts that Jesus is The Way? And do you realize that there is something so different about Him that you just have to choose Him? He will change your life. He changes the lives of everyone who calls on His name for Salvation. He carries with Himself redemption, deliverance, rescue, recovery and escape. He promises and He delivers. Promise Keeper like no human being you’ve ever known. He isn’t content to wait for heaven to build relationship with you – He is the Now God, who gives you wisdom to live this earthly life with Kingdom confidence, wisdom and power, along with love!
God wants you to know this morning that Jesus satisfies the lonely heart and comforts the afflicted. He changes minds because He gives brand new minds to everyone. Everyone who encounters Him is drawn to know Him better. Once you are saved from the penalty of sin, you are translated to the Kingdom of His Son! It’s not a someday relationship! It’s a now, powerful, resurrection relationship! Just as married women take on the name of their husbands, all who are saved take on the name of Jesus.
God wants you to have an intimate relationship with Him first. He’s not a hobby or a pastime. He’s not a Sunday morning fix. He’s not an indifferent creator, He’s the Only Living God! And He calls you beloved, beautiful, redeemed, chosen, precious, righteous, justified, and more! While you know He’s not just another guy, He has set you apart for His glory! He’s not a boyfriend who will leave when times get tough. He’s the King of the Universe and the Creator of all, who stays throughout your life – through the weariness, beyond the disappointments, in the conflicts and forever – all the days you have on this earth and beyond!
God loves you and He’s for you. Maybe it’s just time to get to know Him better. Maybe it’s time to make sure you really do know Him. Run to Jesus this morning and lay it all down before Him, including your heart. Ask Him for the Kingdom and give Him all rights to your life. And live, precious, beautiful, chosen one – in the Light of His glory and grace!
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
I John 4:9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.
Philippians 4:19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.