Is Jesus Still Enough?

Still reflecting on yesterday in church and the start of our new series – The Jesus Lifestyle and the question of how to be happy. Truly happy.

Now this might be overly simplistic but as we pursue happiness in lots of different places how about we just take a moment and ask ourselves an important question – is Jesus enough? Yes He is, I hear you cry. Yet something niggles me. I know we sing about Jesus, maybe we even Facebook about Jesus, but in all honesty, do we really mean it when we say Jesus is enough.

The Jesus Lifestyle is impossible without Jesus and without the Holy Spirit to help us, so I don’t think it’s a daft question, we drift very easily from what we say is the most important person in our lives. Actions and choices speak louder than anything else.

If you didn’t have what you have would Jesus still be enough?

If you never have anymore than you have right now would Jesus still be enough?

If you were nudged by God to give away some or all that you have would Jesus still be enough?

Let’s be honest. This is such a fundamental question to chew over. Make time to reflect and be willing to make any changes that need to be made. When we determine that Jesus is enough then we are building the foundation for our lives. saying yes and no to other stuff becomes much easier. We have created some boundaries for all aspects of our lives. I don’t think it can any better than that.

What do you think?

Matthew 7 & 8: Having the Right Attitude

There is so much packed in Chapters 5, 6 & 7. As a Christian, you cannot help but love them. If you want to know how you should be living then you can’t go far wrong by starting here!!

Stuff like…
…judging others. Jesus definitely has a sense of humour…why do you spend so much time telling someone about that speck in their eye while you have a huge plank stuck in yours. Don’t be so stupid!!

…ask & it will be given to you, seek & you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. I truly believe that God wants us to ask because Jesus tells us to do that many times. I also truly believe that very often we then just sit down and wait for God to come through when we should be getting up and doing something…maybe seeking, maybe knocking. (Just a thought).

…building on the right foundation. You would be daft not to build on these words. Don’t just read them, make them your lifestyle. Make them part of your non-negotiables. Living this way gives you something to stand on when the stuff of life comes along.

One of the amazing things about Jesus…He always had time for people. He was willing to be interrupted, not get agitated by that but respond with compassion and meet their needs. A great example of this is right at the start of Matthew 8 and the man with leprosy…’If you are willing, you can make me clean…I AM WILLING!

Challenged to have that same attitude. How about you…any thoughts?