In Christ Alone

I love Jesus, and I hope you do too. Here is a collection of some thoughts I have written on the topic of “In Christ alone”. I hope you like them!

Search as you will, but you will only be complete in Christ alone.

The Lord Jesus loves you. He always has and He always will. The greatest love story ever told is Christ on the Cross. He died for you that you would have life in Him.

The great lie is that the abundant life is found in the things of the world. The great truth is that the abundant life is found in Christ alone. “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Stop agonizing about how far you fall short, and start rejoicing in how far Jesus came down to save you. We all fall short, but never too short for His outstretched arms on the Cross. “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

You cannot earn your way to heaven because the only currency God will accept is the blood of His Son Jesus. Once you get that, your good works will have good motives, because they will be in gratitude to Jesus instead of selfishly trying to be the savior of yourself. You can’t save you. “…having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved…” (Romans 5:9).

The only way that the Lord Jesus can be the center of your life is if you no longer are. Growing in Christ is not something you do, but that Christ does in you.

The high point of your ministry is when it matters not who would listen to you, but only that you would hear the voice of the Lord. The applause of men will fade, but a word from the Lord will last forever.

The life that you have is not defined by the pleasures you have, nor the pain you endure, but in Christ alone. Some things are for a time, but Jesus is forever. “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (John 17:3).

Sometimes in order for the Lord Jesus to create in you a greater reliance upon Himself, He must put you in a position where there is no other choice.

When it seems all is lost, it is there that Jesus is found. Jesus is not just the accessory to your life, rather He is your life. “…that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body” (2 Corinthians 4:10).

When there is nothing left of you, then Christ will be your everything. It is only when your cup is emptied that He can fill you to overflowing. Jesus is not just enough, He is more than enough.

Many will devote themselves to church or to a cause. But only a few will devote themselves to Jesus Christ. The proof of the former is in the outward things we do. The proof of the latter is in the inward ways that we are.

You will never be complete in yourself, but in Christ. The emptiness you have is the Holy Spirit filling you lack. Try as you may, nothing else can ever complete you, but Christ alone. “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him…” (Colossians 2:8-10).

Faith is not a path out of circumstances, but through them. People think the life of a saint is easy. It is not easy, but it is right. It is only when you reach the point of Christ alone that you have everything you ever needed.

You don’t need another program, you need Jesus.

You will never be satisfied in yourself, but Christ alone.

Let the crescendo of your life be, in Christ alone.

Blessings in Christ,

Paul

 

 

 


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