Just Give Me Jesus

Hey everyone and welcome back to The Faith Filled Friends for our Tuesday evening devotion. Tonight, we are going to cover a very new single from Unspoken, which has only come out in the last few days. I only discovered this song on Saturday, but from the first time I heard it, I loved the simple but encouraging message it speaks. If there is one thing we need in this world, it is Jesus. He is all we will ever need.

Let’s get into it!

Take all my pride, my dreams, my plans
This house I’ve built, on troubled sand
If I gained the world, it will never be
It could never be enough

We spend our lives chasing many things in this world; money, careers, our families and friends, our hobbies and interests and so much more. None of these things are necessarily bad, but how much do they mean to us?

As Christians, the number one priority in our life is reserved for Jesus and that should never change. This can be a challenge because it is so easy for idols to creep into our life. Even the things we think are harmless, have the ability to steal us away from living lives for Jesus. For example, if you really loved playing golf but your local golf club only played tournaments on Sundays, you have a choice. Put golf first and choose not to attend church, or you could choose to go to church, sacrificing your love for golf. It so many different circumstances, we have the option to choose between Jesus and the world.

We can spend our whole lives building up our treasures here on earth, but really they mean nothing in light of eternity. If we belong to God, we have to live in light of eternity, not the here and now. We have to keep our eyes fixed of Jesus and the goal that awaits us at the end of the race.

Matthew 19:21“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

What point is there in gaining the whole world, just to lose our soul? Are you prepared to give up your worldly treasures for Jesus?

Matthew 16:25-26 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

It is said often that being a Christian isn’t easy and it is true. A relationship with God means sacrifice and submitting to Him, even when we don’t want to. Becoming a Christian means giving our whole lives to God, not just the parts we want to.

Even if we did gain the whole world, we still wouldn’t be satisfied. Even the wealthiest of people get to points in their life where they feel like something is missing. Jesus is the one who is able to fill the void we all feel.

When we know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we have all we will ever need. He is the source of love, hope, joy and peace and the incredible gift of eternity with Him, because of His grace.

We will keep on wanting when we search for satisfaction in the world. Why? Because it doesn’t belong here. It is only found in Jesus. There is no ‘second option’. We either live our life for Jesus, or we don’t. It is a choice of choosing the world or Jesus. What is worth more to you?

And just give me Jesus
You are life, You are hope
Just give me Jesus
You are love, You are all that I want
There’s nothing I desire (I desire)
That can’t be found in You (found in You)
You’re everything that I’ve ever needed
Just give me Jesus (Jesus)
Just give me Jesus (Jesus)
There’s nothing I desire (I desire)
That can’t be found in You (found in You)
You’re everything that I’ve ever needed
Just give me Jesus
Just give me Jesus

To get back to the question I asked at the start, “how much do the things of this world mean”? They are nothing when compared to the hope we have in Jesus. He died to pay the price that we should for our sins. He gave everything so you and I could live and not have to face death, even though it was what you and I deserved.

Can you say with confidence “take this world and give me Jesus”? Are you still trying to hold onto the things of the world and find hope in them? Look to Jesus, the only one who can fill us and give us what we need. He is everything we need and all we will ever need.

When we experience the joy of knowing Christ, nothing else can come close to rivalling that. We can live like we are loved, because we are loved so dearly by a God who gave everything to save us.

Lord, we pray that you would be our one desire. Give us the boldness to say “take this world and give me Jesus”. We know that you satisfy and are all we will ever need. Help us to find all our hope in you and look no further. May we not give up our souls to gain the whole world, but rather chase after you. We thank you for the hope, peace and satisfaction we can find, only in You. Amen.

Psalm 16:5 You, Lord, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands.

The Faith Filled Friends

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