The Cause of Christ
Hey guys and welcome back to The Faith Filled Friends. We are super excited that you have joined us for another devotion. We really hope that you guys have enjoyed the devotions recently. We apologise that there was no devotion yesterday. Today we will be looking at the Kari Jobe song, “The Cause of Christ”. Let’s dive into it!
The Cause of Christ- Kari Jobe
‘…The only thing I want in life is to be known for loving Christ to build His church
To love His bride
And make His name known far and wide…’
Wow. The words in this song are incredible. This is a passion that we have here on The Faith Filled Friends. We want people all over the world to know that Jesus is the Lord over everything. We want His name to be lifted high above the Earth.
“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.””
Jesus has called us to go out into the world where there is danger and persecution and share the good news. We are filled with the love of Christ so that we can share the love of Christ. This must be our passion, this must be our heart. To see the sick healed and the dead rise. This is should get us out of bed in the morning, knowing that there are dead people who need to know Jesus.
‘…He is all my soul will prize
Regardless of the joy or trial
When agonizing questions rise
In Jesus all my hope abides…’
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.””
The bible is very clear, we need to share the good new of Christ all over the world. If you believe that Jesus was who He said He was then you to would share this word all over the world. Most people don’t understand that if this is true then we need to do something about it. We should live unashamed of the gospel, declaring the good news all over the world.
“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.”
‘…Jesus my Jesus
For Your glory for Your name
Jesus my Jesus
I will only sing Your praise…’
What is your song? My song is amazing grace, grace of a King, Grace of my God. He stepped down and saved a wretch like me. Oh where would I be without the love of Christ? Your song is your testimony. You sing of His goodness forever for He is our merciful father.
‘…For this cause I live
For this cause I’d die
I surrender all
For the cause of Christ
All I once held dear
I will leave behind
For my joy is this
Oh the cause of Christ…’
““Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Are you ready to die for Jesus? I know that I always say I am, but only time will tell. I love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my strength. He loved me while I was still a sinner and I can’t thank Him enough. He gave up His life for mine. The King for a slave, a criminal. If Jesus lay His life down for me, why should I do anything less for Him. We will face persecution, hatred and death. But all my life is for Christ. I have life to spread the news of life. I am blessed to be alive and I am willing to give it all back to Him who gave me breath. Are you prepared?
1 John 3:16
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
““I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
““I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
Jesus laid down His life for us, why should we do anything less. ‘…For This cause I live, for this cause I die…’
‘…It is not fame that I desire
Nor stature in my brother’s eye
I pray it’s said about my life
That I lived more to build Your name than mine…’
God I give you my life today. Bless use me to build your kingdom and lift your name high. I don’t want to live for me but for the one who died for me. Here’s my life. I am yours.
The Faith Filled Friends