I never get tired of focusing on and interacting with the living Jesus. Jesus died on a cruel cross 2,000 years ago, but He’s not dead and He’s not stuck in the past. Are you aware that He’s alive, present, and active today?
Insight and awareness often come as a personal whisper from Jesus. The more we listen to Him, the freer we become. Self-based feelings and desires are not reality. To alter your life to fit them is to depart from truth.
Focusing on our feelings and desires limits our awareness and distorts our perspective of life. Focusing on the risen Jesus fills us with supernatural insight, hope, and compassion. If you see Jesus as only for religious services or desperate situations, you’re missing out on the glory of the everyday Jesus!
If you’re always rushing to the next moment, it’s easy to continually bypass the living Jesus and leave Him in your dust. Hope is real and embedded in the human heart, but it won’t inspire you as long as you’re unaware of it! The circumstances around us and the anxiety within us lose their power when we stay aware of the glory of Christ in us.
The Creator of the Universe Became a man named Jesus To rescue us from self-destruction And to free us To follow Him. The more I let Jesus inspire And empower me The less I'm driven And controlled By self-focused desire. Being self-led By feelings and desires Leads to confusion, Torment and despair. Being Jesus-led By following His Spirit Leads to understanding, Peace and hope. Too many Christians Want to be spoon-fed By a nice sermon But it's much better instead To be Jesus-led And to let Him Be your Head. Churches seem to be unaware That ordinary Christ-followers Have God-given insights And powerful testimonies That they could share. If you declare That Christ is in you But you're not aware Of His presence there Perhaps you're deceived. Look beyond temptation's glare And the burdens that you bear. Behold and be aware Of the risen Jesus! Running after The dollar bill Can easily become A lifetime treadmill That make us unaware Of the inner joy Of "Christ in you." How are you? Don't settle for "fine" When Jesus wants To make your life divine, Overflowing with The Spirit's new wine. If you don't have a desire To be on fire For Jesus You won't be. (Matthew 5:6.)
As human beings we’re spiritually dead until we’re born again and become Jesus-led. See John 3 and Romans 8 in the Bible.