Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise God in highest heaven!”
As we are in Easter week it has been tugging on my heart about what Jesus suffered for us and yet we often just set Him aside in our busy lives and fail to allow Him to be the center of attention. Just before He was to be hung on the cross, Jesus was a hero. He was the Healer. He was the Celebrity. What happened? How did He go from the center of attention to the back burner?
It makes me sad to think I walked away from Him being the center of attention for ten years in my life. Sure, I knew He was there and when things were going wrong I would call out to Him, however, having a relationship with Him was not high on my priority list. I cannot play the “if only” game this scene either because it was my choice to go down the path I did. I chose to not have God as the center of my world. I wanted to do it all on my own and once I had my life back together I would put Him back into place.
Now that I have placed Jesus smack dab in the center of my life, things are running so much smoother. Life has begun to make sense and the cool part is that Jesus can be seen in my life now. When we choose to place Jesus in the center, balance is evident. Life is seen. Lives are changed. Hope is renewed. Not because of us as people but because we allow ourselves to be used as a vessel of His light and people take notice.
I encourage each of you this Easter season to examine yourself. Where is Jesus in your life? Do you have Him in the center or is He on the back burner? Do others know that Jesus is a huge part of your life? Just some food for thought, wish someone would have posed those same questions to me before I decided to let go of His hand for ten years. Well perhaps they did but I wasn’t listening.
Jesus longs to be the center of attention in your life. He wants to be the light in your life. He wants you to be able to draw all men onto Him so that none shall perish into the fiery pits of hell. Will you let Him be the center of your life?
This way of faith is very different from the way of law, which says, “It is through obeying the law that a person has life.”
I chose not to be the same as everyone else. I chose a different path than the ordinary. I chose to seek God with all I am and not through someone else’s eyes. I choose to continue on this path until I am in Heaven. I am done following after man’s idea of God. I am done with being hurt by those who call themselves Christians but are not really doing anything to change their own circumstances. When I am standing before God in the end, it will be me and only me. No one will be able to say the good or the bad about Brenda, except for me.
Now, having said all that, seeming to be a bit on the brassy side, my choices will lead me to love to a greater degree. This choice for my life will enable me to have more compassion. This choice will open my eyes so that I may clearly see just who God is. I want to make a difference in this world but I want God to get all of the glory. I am just a mere vessel for Him to flow through, other than that I am just a product of God’s creation.
We were created for His purposes. We were created by Him for a relationship. All He wants to do is LOVE because all He is, IS LOVE. I am not sure how this world got so off course, however, I do know that if each of us choose to be who we were designed to be, then we can finally begin to change the eyes of this world. I am convinced that the more God they see in us the more their faith will grow.
Yup, I am on my soapbox. I am calling all Christians to begin to seek out God’s will for their lives. I encourage us to unite as one body with one goal in mind: To seek out and save the lost and dying in this world. Are you ready to move your life forward or are content to stay where you are? Is going to church once a week enough to satisfy your longing to be different than the rest of the crowd? I am not in a place of attack mode, I just want to show Jesus to you. I want you to see just how much He desires to have a relationship with just you, everyday….not just Sundays.
I cannot speak for anyone else but myself. I cannot be a Christian for anyone else. I cannot be anything else than what God designed me to be and it is time for this Jesus Freak to start living a life worthy of being called a daughter of the King. I am stepping into that river of provision and claiming my inheritance Have you met this Jesus I speak of? Of not let me introduce the two of you!