Who is God to you? Is He enough or are you looking for God plus something else? Is He Lord of all or is He not Lord at all in your life? Who is Jesus to you? Have you invited Him into your heart and life as the Lord of all of your life? Have you tried to compartmentalize things and are trying to keep Jesus out of some parts of your life? Is Jesus Lord of all? Is Jesus not Lord at all?
Let’s consider what Luke 6:46 says: “Why do you call me, ‘LORD, LORD,’ and do not do what I say?“
So are we living to serve God in full obedience to His commands?
Is God enough for you? Or are you needing Jesus plus something? Or have you come to the realization that Jesus plus nothing equals everything?
Let’s review Luke 4:16-21:
16He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 18“The Spirit of the LORD is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor.” 20Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”— Luke 4:16-21
What would make Jesus enough for you? Would it be if He could meet or supply for all your needs? Would it be enough if He could enrich your life? Would it be if He could make you happy, give you the best life possible and give you joy? Would it be enough if He could save your family, friends and loved ones? Would it be enough if He could heal? Would it be enough if He could cleanse you of all uncleanness? Would it be enough if He could restore? restore your marriage? restore your friendships? restore your home? restore your life? Would it be enough if He could correct your problems? correct long term problems? Would it be enough if He could make you whole? Would it be enough if He could give you wisdom? Would it be enough if He could give you understanding? Would it be enough if He could get you through the storms of life? Would it be enough if He was more than enough for the storms of life? Would it be enough if He met your financial needs in life? Would it be enough if He could heal the damage you have caused? Would it be enough if He could bring peace into your life wherever you are? Would it be enough if He could help you through life even in the midst of trials, pain, or suffering? Would it be enough if He could help you through forgiveness and salvation?
So will you try to go it alone? Or will you accept and receive that God is enough? Will you try to do it in your own power and strength? Or will you invite Jesus into your life to be your Lord and Savior? It all comes down to choices and choosing. So will you choose Jesus and live your life knowing that He is more than enough?
(clarity of vision)
The 49-Week Challenge
With April in the rear view mirror, let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?
Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from:
- Do you realize that God is enough?
- What would it take for you to look to God?
- What would it take for you to turn to God?
- What would it take for you to follow after God?
- What would it take for you to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness? So that you can realize that He is enough?
- Will you answer when God calls you?
- Would or will you answer when God calls you like Samuel?
- You may not have met the Lord yet and so will you allow God to speak to you and listen to what He has to tell and say to you?
- Will you speak the truth in love?
- Will you walk in the ways of the Lord?
- Will you go beyond thinking of yourself and call those around you to the Lord?
- Will you go beyond self to pointing people to Jesus who is able to save them and is more than enough?
- Will you lead as a servant of God in the world around you?
- Will you not be offended by the people as they are forsaking God rather than you?
- Will you give it up into God’s hands, trusting Him because He is more than enough?
- Will you trust the Lord for the battle belongs to the Lord?
- How important is it to you to compare yourself to others?
- How important is it to you to be like others?
- God created you on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose! Will you answer the call?
As day 144 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.
If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I trust Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you that I can face death now that you are my Savior. Thank you for the assurance that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.—The Sinner’s Prayer
Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?
Today’s devotional that I am following is The 49-Week Challenge comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com