The Times In Our Lives When We All Need Jesus

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When I first read the prompt {Give Me Jesus} for this week’s #FridayFive for Mrs. Disciple’s link-up, I immediately thought of the song, “Give Me Jesus” by Jeremy Camp. As I listened to it and then read the lyrics, I was moved by the words and thought about the times in our lives when we all need Jesus.

 

When I Rise
When I awake in the morning, I am not the cheeriest of persons. Although I consider myself more of a morning person than a night owl, it takes me a good half a cup of coffee before I am ready to interact with the world. I’ve heard that getting in the Word should be the first thing you do. I tried it – I really did – but I found myself reading the same thing over and over again and not processing any of it. So when I am just waking up, I usually scroll emails, Facebook or Instagram on my phone as I sip my coffee. After I’m more awake (from drinking my cup of Joe), I read my devotional. Even if it isn’t first thing for me, I do think it is essential that before I get out of bed and start my day that I take in Jesus. When we start our days with Jesus, we are better able to love like Him.

 

When I Am Alone
It might sound cliche’ but we are never alone. A friend of mine is going through a hard time, and she shared with me that she feels so alone. It crushed me. Crushed. I know how I felt when I have gone through certain seasons of life and felt alone, and it hurt me that my friend was feeling that too. We need Jesus. We all do. We all will endure hardships; that is a given. We might all feel alone at points, but we need to remember two things. First, Jesus is with us. He is. Cliche’ or not, it’s a scriptural truth. One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Second, we are a part of God’s family to be the hands and feet of Jesus to others. That means when we are feeling alone, we need to reach out. We need to break the walls of isolation and let others in. We need to share our pain and our fears with others. Church, we need to be there for those that need us. Whether it is a card, a meal, or a listening ear, we need to be Jesus to them and reassure whoever needs it that they are not alone.

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When I Come to Die
Some might think this is morbid to think about. I don’t. Not at all. It’s unfathomable for me to think about anyone I love dying, but thinking about myself, I don’t quiver one bit. I know where my eternity will be. I know that when I die, I will see Jesus. I don’t have plans to die anytime soon, but it doesn’t scare me to think about it. I know we are all only here for a time, and we are all going to die. I can’t think of anything else I want more when I die than Jesus. I do want my ashes to be spread over the Atlantic Ocean, but I want Jesus more.

 

You Can Have This World
There is so much bad and so much evil in the world that I don’t want to be a part of it. I want Jesus. I want Him to come, and I want everything here to cease. However, until that happens, I am here, and I am a part of this world. My job, and yours if you are a believer, is to Give Them Jesus. We need to share Jesus with those who do not know Him.

 

I know this is a #FridayFive, but my friend Kelly (aka Mrs. Disciple) is totally cool with us breaking the rules, so I am going to end it with four. Whether you are rising, feeling alone, dying, or active in this world – fill yourself up with Jesus. And maybe some coffee too.

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  1. Kelly S
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    Heather, it’s like we sat down and planned this out over coffee! I love the way you brought Is. 41:10 into our conversation. Such a foundation of our faith! I’ve had this song in my head all week. I’m glad we both got a chance to write about it!

    • Heather
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      Sitting Down and having coffee with you… bucket list worthy!

  2. Robin Lee
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    Great minds surely MUST think alike! 🙂

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