March 31, 2016

I Commit to Jesus
Matthew 16:13-18

Who do you say the Son of Man is? This question goes deeper than recalling a name. The answer to this question defines us as humans. Before we quickly answer “Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” let’s take a moment to reflect. When life gets tough (marriage, job, school, kids, mental health, relationships), to whom or what do you turn? When issues are too much to handle and seem hopeless, do the promises of Jesus bring comfort? Many times I am quick to confess Jesus as Lord and slow to live like he is Lord. I can call him by name, but I don’t call his name in the middle of my storms. I say I trust him and know his power, but I take every detail into my own hands and try to manipulate things to get the outcome I desire.

Are you like me in some ways? Jesus is Lord. He is the most powerful force on the earth. Jesus is our only hope and our strength and refuge during times of trouble. May we let him be who he is in our hearts and lives.