The Bible is one of the best ways I’ve found to discover how much Christ loves me and to grow to trust His love more. Someone recently told me that in order to trust Jesus, you have to know Him. Digging into the Gospels has truly grown my love for Christ and helped me to place my trust in him. The more I learn, the more I know that my heart is secure in him. With his love, anything is possible.
So I’ll start a series of blogs in how Jesus is view in the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
In those four gospels, we learn who He is — the way He loves, the way He forgives wrongs, the way He sees good in everything and everyone… the way He embraces His cross.
The phrase “It’s the little things in life that matter” hits home with me. Lately, I have begun to enjoy the little things in life much more. I would take a good cup of coffee (or two or three) and a conversation with a friend any day. I’m growing in my love for a good book rather than time spent on the internet. I’m learning to appreciate the little things, time spent with others and time not wasted on useless things.
For the last few months of my life, God has been calling me deeper. He’s been asking me to simplify my life of all the distractions. In taking a hard look at my life, I understand that my life is cluttered with distractions. For me, it’s more than just the little things in life that matter, it’s the simple things. It’s simplifying my life to look more like the Gospels and to trust that God alone can satisfy the deepest desires of my heart.
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus performs many miracles, giving sight to the blind, healing lepers and even raising his good friend Lazarus from the dead. All of these miracles invite us to believe in Him and His divinity. These miracles show in a tangible way his love and mercy.
So this drastic change of living that we are called to live is radical. The gospels teach us to live humbly, and love radically; to pick up our cross daily for the Lord’s glory. So if we have bought into any lies that the world had taught us there is bound to be resistance on our journey to holiness.
I don’t know about you, but that’s what I want for my life. I’ve tried the safe-in-my-comfort-zone thing and it’s not nearly as fulfilling as letting God lead me to places that in His goodness, He knows I need to be.
Fabiola Navichoque – Writer, unparalleled love