Everything is About and For Jesus

Everything is About and For Jesus

Colossians 1:15-18a — 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church.

Everything in this world, our flesh, and from Satan screams at us to make this life about us.  From the first thoughts in our minds when we wake up to what we see, hear, and do throughout the day.  It stretches from our home life to our work and school life to our relationships.  It involves how we feel, how we respond, what we say, how we spend our money and time, and how we rest.  What we are going to do and say and how we want to do it and say it is all about us.  But it’s really not.

When Christ created the world it was always meant to be about Him.  It was created for Him and through Him.  All of our joy was meant to be experienced through Him and for Him.  All of our plans and words and actions and dreams were all meant to be about Him and for Him.  When He brings us to saving faith it is meant to restore us to this line of thinking and living.  Sadly, it most often does not.  We still make everything about us.  We live for us with Christian flavor sprinkled on top of it.  We still do and say what we want and we pray to Him that He will grant us our wishes and make our plans come to fruition that are all about us.  We, His redeemed people, still live for us.

We must beg Him to re-center our lives on Him.  We must fight for this daily by the power of His Spirit.  We must live for Him and through Him.  It is why we exist.  It is why we were saved.  It is the purpose of our lives here on earth now and for eternity in Heaven.  The life we now live we live for Christ.  To Live is Christ.  We count all else as rubbish for Christ.  It is all for Him.

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