Resurrected Living
"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Who Is Jesus?

Who is Jesus?

This is the most important question a person can answer. How we answer this question will determine the kind of life we live. It will determine who we become and the eternal outcome of our lives.

Is Jesus someone I can ignore?  Is he someone I only think about once or twice a week? Is he someone who rarely enters my thoughts? Is he someone I only think about when it is convenient? Is he someone I brush aside when his will is different from my will? Is he someone I never consider when making major life decisions?

Is Jesus someone I think I can fool?  Do I act one way at church and another way with my friends? Do I do good deeds just to look good in front of others? Do I pray at worship but not at home? Do I keep the laws but hate people in my heart? Do I claim to put Jesus first, but then choose other things over Jesus?

Is Jesus someone who looks just like me?  Do I believe Jesus thinks just like me? Am I never challenged by Jesus? Does Jesus never cause me to change anything in my life? Am I never surprised by anything Jesus says? Do I think following Jesus is super easy?

Is Jesus everything?  Does he consume my thoughts? Is he the object of my desires? Do I want to spend eternity with him? Are my actions shaped by him? Do I live for him? Is he lord over aspect of my life? Do I choose Christ over my comfort, my desires, and my wants? Do I strive daily to have the mind of Christ? Do I talk to others about him? Do I sacrifice for him? Is he my Savior, my Redeemer, and my Lord?

Who is Jesus?

When Jesus becomes our everything, when he becomes the object of our hearts desire, our lives are transformed. We look more and more like Jesus. We naturally don’t commit adultery because we have no lust in our hearts. We naturally don’t murder because we have dealt with the hatred in our hearts. Our lives are consumed by Christ and we are changed from the inside out. We strive for justice and peace. We seek to be meek and poor in spirit. We do not worry. We pray for our enemies. We keep our word and we give to those who are in need. We see and understand everything through the lens of Jesus. He is the fulfillment of our lives. He is our identity. Does this mean we live perfect lives? No, but our lives are forever changed because Jesus is our everything.

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