Each day. Each moment. I need Jesus.
The realization of this simply stated, but eternally desperate, need for my Lord’s love and presence in my life seems to grow stronger within me each passing day. Maybe it’s age. Maybe it’s God’s wisdom speaking to my soul. I need Jesus.
I know that as God’s child by faith, I am sealed for all eternity by His Holy Spirit for the day of redemption (Ephesians 4:30)! In Jesus I am Signed, Sealed, Delivered! I’m yours! (Yeah, go ahead, break into that Stevie Wonder song! I always do!)
I know that in my Lord Jesus there is nothing
…In all creation that will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:39
And still, each new day, each new moment, I need to intentionally acknowledge that I need Jesus. I need to intentionally choose to breathe in the truths of my eternally present, infinitely, unfailingly loving God. I am not God. I am His child. I am loved deeply – far beyond my ability to comprehend. I am intimately cared for by the Sovereign Lord of all that exists. I am transformed by His love in my innermost being, in the depths of my mind, heart and soul. I am empowered by the grace and truth that come in all their fullness through my Lord Jesus Christ.
Each day. Each moment. I need Jesus. And our God lavishly and continually pours out His love and presence, peace and power to all of His children. Each new day. Each new moment.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! – 1 John 3:1
May God help each of us to continually choose to receive all that Christ offers (and constantly get over ourselves) so that we will know His love in deeper, more tangible, more healing and transforming ways each new day, each new moment of our lives.
And in this way, may God continually grow each of us to be a reflection of, and offer, His love in deeper, more tangible, more healing and transforming ways each new day, each new moment, with each and every person in our lives.
We all need Jesus. And our God meets all of our needs, through the filling of our lives with His love and presence, His peace and power in ways that go far beyond our understanding and expectations – and last far beyond our earthly life.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19
We all need Jesus. More desperately than we really know. Each new day. Each new moment. For all of eternity.