Knowing Jesus

“You know the way to the place where I am going.”

John 14:4 GW

Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6 GW

Brothers and sisters, because of the blood of Jesus we can now confidently go into the holy place.

Jesus has opened a new and living way for us to go through the curtain. (The curtain is his own body.)

We have a superior priest in charge of God’s house.

We have been sprinkled ⌊with his blood⌋ to free us from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with clean water. So we must continue to come ⌊to him⌋ with a sincere heart and strong faith.

We must continue to hold firmly to our declaration of faith. The one who made the promise is faithful.

Hebrews 10:19‭-‬23 GW

Jesus is the way to Heaven.

Jesus is the way to the Presence of God.

Jesus is the way into the Holy of Holies.

I was mulling over some ideas and concerns in my head this morning and the Lord spoke to me, “You have access to the Father.”

That gave me pause to reflect.

As a doer of the Word, sometimes I get so caught up in doing, that I fail to slow down and rest in God’s holy Presence.

I need to remember that He is the One that does the work.

My job is just to be obedient.

That takes a lot of the pressure off of trying to figure out how to wake everybody up and get them on mission.

I want to charge ahead.

But we only have a remnant army.

The masses are sleepwalking through life, hypnotized by the cares of this world.

I couldn’t care less.

All I care about is serving God and pleasing my Master, my Lord, my Savior.

He set me free from a life of sin.

Sometimes I forget where I came from.

What He brought me out of.

Last night, I contemplated the cry of the evangelist’s heart.

A voice crying out in the wilderness.

There is a better way.

Love one another.

That’s what He commands us to do.

Why do we feed the homeless?

Because it reduces the crime rate?

No, that’s a side effect.

Because they’re human.

And if you’re human, you know that being hungry isn’t a good feeling.

You don’t want anyone to be hungry if you’ve got a heart.

I feed them because I want them to live another day.

Maybe today.

Maybe tomorrow.

One of these days, God’s going to work a miracle in their hearts and minds and clean them up and set them free.

But if we don’t feed them and keep them alive, they may never live to see that day.

We would be robbing them of God’s blessing.

I don’t want to be the guy that does that.

Scripture tells us again and again to take care of the poor.

It’s good for them and it’s good for us.

Love everyone equally all the time.

That’s the heart of God.

But you cannot love unless you know God, because God is love.

And the only way to get to know God is by knowing Jesus.

God already knows everything about you.

Your past, present, and future.

How much do you know about God?

God is infinite and eternal.

There is no end to God.

And yet, someday we’ll fully know Him as He fully knows us.

That day will be in Heaven as we forever dwell in His Presence, abiding in His love.

Jesus,

Save me.

Save me from myself.

You’re all I want.

You’re all I need.

You’re all I ever want to be like.

Make me more like You.

Empty me of myself.

And fill me with Your Holy Spirit until it overflows and gushes out of me like rivers of living water.

In Your Name I pray.

Father, make it so.

Amen.

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