Savoring Jesus

When Paul wrote to the Colossians to clarify the Person of Jesus for them, he did not use weak language. Everything has been made by, through, and for Jesus to this end: that Jesus would be preeminent in all things. Meaning this: Jesus over everything. As Charles Spurgeon put it, “If Christ be anything, He must be everything.”

This means Jesus is meant to have supremacy over every nation, every government, every cultural persuasion, every thought you think, every dream you dream, every emotion you feel, and everything in between. As we see Jesus rightly, we savor Jesus accordingly. You see, it isn’t about us, it’s all about Him.

  • This means we obey Him when it defies culture.
  • We choose Him when we want something else.
  • We submit to Him when our emotions try to pull us away from the straight and narrow road that leads to life.

This means a choice: Christ or not! As much as we like to pretend there are other choices, there are none. It’s God or self.

  • Psalm 2:7-8
  • Ephesians 1:18
  • Colossians 1:15-19

May this our prayer be:

“Jesus, You are better than everything else, better than life itself. Help my heart believe what my eyes cannot see. Help my mind be so deeply rooted in You that my heart is not lead astray, but naturally acts in accordance to You. Though my flesh is weak, my spirit willing, I pray that You conquer within me what needs be done so that I may be Your lighthouse of proclamation; because You are everything!”

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}