The answer is not the most popular in this self-centered world. Yet the answer remains the same and -what’s most important- the answer really works.
Jesus is the answer to the messiness of life.
Jesus is the answer to the chaos of life.
Jesus is the answer for everything.
I was reading John 8 this morning and was stopped by two phrases. In both of them Jesus was speaking.
The first one gives us an explanation why we are ignoring Jesus:
…there is no place in you for my word. (John 8: 37, NRSV, emphasis added)
The second one gives us advice how to navigate through life’s messiness:
If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples. (John 8: 31, NRSV)
If there is no place in us for Jesus, we truly are lost.
If there is no place in us for the word of God, we will ignore God.
What to do then?
If we do make room for God, he will abide in us.
If we do create space in us for Jesus, we are set free.
How do we do that?
By welcoming Jesus into our heart. By reading the Word of God. By listening to God’s voice. By praying and spending time in God’s presence. By dancing, singing, and worshiping God. By trusting God even when nothing seems to happen. By serving others and practicing kindness in all we do.
Jesus calls us to deepen our belief with steadfast Bible reading. When we meditate God’s word day and night, Jesus forms our life. When we bring the pieces of our messy life to Jesus, he can create something remarkable and purposeful of our chaos.
Because Jesus truly is the answer for everything. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. And the more I abide in Jesus, the more fully I live. The more Scripture-saturated I am, the more grace-filled life I have.
How about you? Are you ready to live with the mark of the cross on you?
I want my mind to be full of Jesus, not junk.
I want my heart to be full of Jesus, not funk.
I want to continue my life in God’s word.
I want God’s word to continue to form me more Christ-like.
How about you? Ready for Jesus?
You really do have the words of eternal life.
You really do have the answers for our questions.
We bring all the pieces of our messy lives to you.
Create something beautiful our of messes.
Use us for your glory!
We bring every nook and cranny of our soul to you.
Fill us with Jesus!
Form us into Christ-likeness.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How do you navigate through life?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you continue in God’s word!
Photo courtesy of Andre Vega. Linking up today with Sharing His Beauty & Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday and counting blessings with Ann Voskamp: #1019 Jesus is the answer for our questions. #1020 Jesus is the way out of messiness.Pin It