Let this week be about Jesus

I’m pretty sure Monday is the most dreaded day of the entire week.

It used to be for me too. Until I began to realize how much this life isn’t about me. Until I began to understand that mercy wakes me up every morning.

Now, I wake up thanking God for the breath in my lungs. The opportunity to represent Him another day. An amazing wife and two beautiful daughters. A job that provides income for the necessities of life. The list goes on and on.

Expressing gratitude every morning is so much better than complaining about having to get out of bed and go to work.

It’s the springboard for continual fellowship and conversation with my Father during the entire day. It’s so awesome.

I used to only pray and talk to God when life was hard. When something would happen that was out of my control.

All that revealed is that I only needed God…I didn’t actually love Him.

It’s so easy to use the Gospel as a first-aid kit, instead of it being the door into a wonderful relationship. The Gospel isn’t about blessings and favor. It’s about a transformed life.

I spent too much of my life focused on self. Jesus said to deny ourselves and follow Him, so it must be possible.

When we’re focused on self, everything is about us. People and life itself will have the power to offend us, hurt us, disappoint us, etc.

We basically give people the green light to paint our portrait and determine how our life is going to go.

I have a better idea.

Let this week be about Jesus and see all the profound things He will show and teach you.

Trust me. It works.

5 Comments

  1. Amen!
    Sometimes we (I) need a nudge to remember this. After a horrible couple of months, for one reason and another, I’d been getting cross with God, wondering where He was. Why wasn’t He listening to me? Helping me? And then you wake up one day and remember that it’s not about you!
    Thanks Chris, this just emphasises where I’d got to. The fact that I need to stay continually ‘awake’ and seek Him for the right reasons – not my own hurts and offences. He feels them too but they’re not so painful when we lean on Him. Remember He is with us in it all, and that in, through and with Him all is well. Bless you 🙂

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  2. Amen! Especially to this: “It’s so easy to use the Gospel as a first-aid kit, instead of it being the door into a wonderful relationship. The Gospel isn’t about blessings and favor. It’s about a transformed life.” I love where your Monday musings have taken you, Chris, and I love this new blog. All for Him and ‘Life Within Him’ is how we should all be living.

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