Dr. Mark Corts shared this quote from the pulpit at America’s Keswick: “You’ll never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have. When Jesus is all you have, you’ll know Jesus is all you need.”
Paul summed it up in Colossian 3:4 – “Christ, who is our life.”
Roy Lessin in his devotional book, Meet Me in the Meadow says: Jesus is our ONLY option in death and in life; in sorrow and in joy; in disappointment and in delight; in testing and in triumph; in loss and in gain; in grief and in comfort; in battles and in victories won.”
So think about this as he goes on to write:
Function in the day-to-day? By the LIFE of Jesus.
Know what to believe? By the TRUTH of Jesus.
Experience comfort? By the COMPASSION of Jesus.
Have the strength to face life’s heartaches? By the TENDERNESS of Jesus.
Overcome hardship? By the FAITHFULNESS of Jesus.
Make right choices? By the WISDOM of Jesus.
Live free from worry and anxiety? By the PEACE of Jesus.
See the enemy defeated? By the VICTORY of Jesus.
Walk in consistency? By the POWER of Jesus.
Care about your neighbor By the LOVE of Jesus.
Not carry a cloud of guilt? By the FORGIVENESS of Jesus.
Know rest? By the YOKE of Jesus.
Have purpose? By the CALL of Jesus.
Live with hope? By the RESURRECTION of Jesus.
Function without timidity? By the AUTHORITY of Jesus.
Stand free of condemnation? By the INTERCESSION of Jesus.
Keep free from bitterness and resentment? By the MERCIES of Jesus.
Follow His will? By the GRACE of Jesus.
Find guidance? By the VOICE of Jesus.
Know we are loved? By the SACRIFICE of Jesus.
Be enriched? By the BLESSINGS of Jesus.
Have strength? By the JOY of Jesus.
Feel secure? By the COVERING of Jesus.
Stay focused? By the RETURN of Jesus.
Take your time and reread this again. Is Jesus enough? Is Jesus your all in all? He is and wants to be in your life and mine.
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In His grip,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 12 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “God designed us to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it in not there. There is no such thing.” – C. S. Lewis
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