FIVE: Master of YOUR universe
We made it, the final blog. Thank you for joining me on this journey, I wanted to finish this series with a simple invite.
We started by exploring who Jesus claimed to be, set against his statement that all authority on earth and in heaven was his, ie him being the master of the universe.
So far I have tried to indicate that Jesus backed this up by showing authority over the physical, natural, supernatural and spiritual dimensions, or universes. The last universe is your heart and life.
In presenting this stuff the question at the end mustn’t be ignored or left out even if it does put us on the spot a bit. Jesus did and said all this because the universe he wants to be master of is you and me. Our universe, the depth of our hearts and minds, the spaces no one see’s and ultimately the one that is to come, your eternity!
I made a choice in my life to say yes to Jesus and to follow him. It has come with a cost too, because when you say yes to Jesus it is on his terms. He wants to lead you, guide you and impact your life, it will require surrender, sacrifice and trust even in the moments and times in your life are the most painful.
Are you in? Maybe you are and have been for decades, or maybe you have been reading these blogs and you are not yet following Jesus.
Have a read in your bible of Matthew 9:9-13
“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Time and time again Jesus invited people to follow him, rich, poor, those on the edges of society and also those leading society. The call was the same to all of them: ‘will you follow me?’
A couple of millenia on the facts about who Jesus is haven’t changed. His life and the cross, his resurrection and the meaning and purpose behind it all hasn’t changed. The invite stays the same…will you follow me?
If you do follow Jesus and have said YES to him, then hear this: after telling us that all authority is his, and proving it in his life, he tells you to ‘GO!’
Go and share who Jesus is, love him and follow him with all your heart and love others too!
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