22 Dec Week 52 – Who Is Jesus Reading and Bible Verses
Who is Jesus?
The greatest priority in my life today is knowing Jesus better. As His follower I have chosen to live my life pleasing Him in every way, bearing fruit in every good work and reflecting Him in everything I do and say. By the strength and power of His presence living in me, I am choosing to live my day as Jesus lived His. He is the sustainer of my life, in Him and His promises I find protection and provision.
C. S. Lewis, author of Mere Christianity, stated: “You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with a patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” I have made my choice, I choose to fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. The greatest priority in my life today is knowing Jesus better.
Jesus reveals God the Father to me; everything God the Father is, Jesus is. Jesus is God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me…if you have seen me you have seen the Father.” He has always existed with God the Father and is equal with God. He became a man; He did not just take on the appearance of a man, He became a man to bridge the gap sin caused between me and God the Father. He chose to lay aside His rights and privileges to identify with me out of love for the Father. Because He died on the cross for my sin I now have eternal life by putting my faith and trust in Him for the forgiveness of my sins, guilt and shame. I have been given new life in Him.
God the Father glorified Jesus, because of His obedience, by raising Him from death to life and placing Him in His original position at the Father’s right hand where He will reign forever. There He prays and intercedes for me. And now, just as Jesus humbled Himself in obedience to the Father, even to the point of death on the cross; I am choosing to obey Him in all things. The greatest priority in my life today is knowing Jesus better.
My life is continually being transformed because I have chosen to follow Jesus. His presence in me gives me confidence, makes me fearless and gives me purpose. The greatest testimony I have is the difference Jesus made and is continuing to make in my life. Regardless of what others say or think of me, I will spend the rest of my life living as a positive representative of Jesus.
I am a follower of Jesus, the God-man. He lived a sinless life, was condemned as a common criminal and hung from a cross until He died…three days later He rose from the dead and now He lives in me. The greatest priority in my life today is knowing Jesus better.
Study: Who is Jesus?
Day 7: Read the Daily Reading once again and highlight things that stand out. Answer the three Life Transformation questions for growth in this area. Take time to learn the memory verse.
Life Transformation Questions:
- As you read the Daily Reading, what stood out and why?
- What action will you take to apply this truth? Be specific.
- What areas of your life will benefit from this action? How and why?