Life without Christ in our hearts, there is no reason to live. A life without the Father’s love is a life without security. There is no passion to move forward, there is no reason on why we should work hard. A life that is without Jesus is a life that is meaningless and purposeless. Yes we can be happy without living for Christ, but happiness is just momentarily and by the time that the situation that caused us to be happy has already been passed you start looking for another reason to be happy again and the cycle keeps on rolling until you get tired and feel empty and exhausted all over and over again.
Life without understanding what Jesus did for us and a life without understanding the weight of submission to Him is a life that is pointless, it is a life that has no direction. Life without Christ, empties us, saddens us, exhausts us, depresses us it is living in a space and in a time where everything is meaningless. It’s just a life for survival but not living at all. There is no beauty in this kind of life.
This is the sad truth, that even if a person is living his life to the fullest, possessing the things he wanted for himself, he may think that he has everything he need in order to be happy – but at the end of the day, his heart is still searching for that something that can fill the void in his heart, something that materials, adventures, relationships cannot fill in. That space in his heart that only Jesus can fill.
For the past few days I have been listening to Christian Contemporary Music, and I stumbled down to keep replaying this song |My All in All by Phil Wickham. The song says it all “You are my life, You are my love, You are my reason…. You are my hope, You are my joy, You are my passion. Jesus you are my all in all”
Whether we like or not, it is only the love of Christ that compels us to live our lives to the full, He came here on earth so that we may live our lives, and to live it abundantly (John 10:10)
Jesus came to satisfy the God-shaped void in our hearts, that only Christ can fill. He is the middle man, Christ is the bridge so that we can reach unto the Holiness of God that yet we were still sinners Christ died for us. He is the way, the truth and the life and no one can enter the kingdom of God except through Him. Jesus fulfills our longings, even the deepest desires of our hearts, He knows it too well. That is the reason that He is and He should be our ALL IN ALL.
May we open our hearts today, inviting Christ in our hearts, in our minds and in our lives because there is no other way to live this life with fulfillment and purpose. Only Christ can give us the real sense of purpose – and that is to honor Him and to glorify Him through faith and obedience, through submission and surrendering of our lives to Him. Leaving all our sinful ways behind, and start living for the cause of Christ.
The cost of living for Jesus is expensive, we can not even afford it by paying our lives, but the commitment we give in living to please the Father and honoring His name is enough for the Lord to see us as His own child. John 1:12 says “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” (NLT) As long as we believed that Jesus is the Lord and King of our lives, as long as we accept Him and obey His commands then God the Father will always welcome us with His love waiting for us to live with Him in heaven for all eternity.
Therefore brethren, let us live our lives meaningfully and purposely by pursuing Christ more in our lives, by pursuing more of loving Him and growing more in the knowledge of Christ perfecting our faith in God the Father. Leaving our past sinful nature, taking less of ourselves – and having more of Jesus.
Be thirsty, be hungry for God because when we do – it is the love of Christ that will give satiety in our spirit and souls. Let us come to Jesus and put our faith in Him all the days of our lives. 🙂