Anything you handoff to Jesus will be handled better than if you keep it. Jesus can give you the power to resist the ungodly desires that insist you obey them.
Be so full of Jesus that the people who backbite you get a taste of His love. When I start to get stuck in stale, Jesus tells me to lift my sail. (Sin, like stale bread, doesn’t taste good, but if you’re used to it you think it does.)
To gaze on the living Jesus sets my heart ablaze. Bible reading helps me gaze at the risen Jesus with the eyes of my heart. To talk about Advent and other Christian topics, but not experience the living Jesus, Himself, misses the point.
Jesus, help me see beyond the stale veil that alienates me from You and other people. True prayer doesn’t interrupt life. It is life–the inner flow of the living Jesus.
Living water, flowing from Christ’s inner rivers, continually refreshes my life. Let the oil of the Holy Spirit lubricate your heart and your mind.
The living Jesus is tapping your tight shoulders. Look up. Behold the Lamb of God. Without daily, fresh encounters with the living Jesus, our faith becomes stale.
Live and breathe in Heaven’s air. You’ll find it’s refreshing everywhere. Refresh your prayer life. Talk to God like He’s real, present, listening, and speaking.
Trust in the living Jesus. Everybody and everything else will eventually fail you. Listen to the living God: “I will praise the Lord, who counsels me.” Psalm 16:7.