The living Jesus is speaking to you without going through a third party. Are you willing to give Him a listen?
Let Jesus assign
To His design.
The mind makes mental walls
And when Jesus calls,
Often His voice falls
Outside of our comfort zone.
If you want to see
Beyond life’s haze,
Begin to gaze
At the living Jesus.
The hope of glory
Is Christ in you,
What you say
It’s easy to analyze and institutionalize Jesus. It’s better to let your heart continually gaze into His eyes! Church has described, categorized, and analyzed Jesus, but it hasn’t trained people to continually ponder His presence with wonder.
To know that Jesus was moved with compassion is good, but it can’t compare with feeling His compassion moving in your own heart. Christ followers are called to be “do-ciples”–“doers of the word, not hearers only.”
Jesus wouldn’t call you to follow Him and then not lead you. Let the living Jesus personally lead you through out the day.
A hard, shallow, or distracted heart can’t maintain connection with Jesus. A humble, hungry, honest heart can. (Mark 4) Hard hearts reject Jesus. Shallow hearts quickly turn away from Him. Distracted hearts drift away. Open and obedient hearts flourish with Him.
Let’s conspire to “Bless those who curse you,” like Jesus tells us to. Too many Christians are alienating and offending people with non-Gospel issues.
The worst mask anybody can wear is the inner mask people wear to try to hide their heart from God.