The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

To let Christ fill your life means emptying yourself and replacing the void with the fruits of a relationship with Jesus. Maybe today you feel numb from life, and Jesus is calling you to let Him fill you. If you don’t know the Lord, He wants you to ask Him into your heart so He can fill you with His Holy Spirit. If you know the Lord, He wants you to pause and remember He is with you, loves you, and knows your circumstances.

I have a school friend who was never satisfied with life until he surrendered his life to Jesus. Surrendering to the Lord may be the last thing people want to do, but when they do, they wonder why they did not answer the Lord’s call earlier. We often don’t know what we are missing until we place our faith in Jesus. When God opens our eyes, our entire perspective on life changes.  

Focusing on Christ Changes Our Perspective

As a pastor, I have sat with several people during their last days when their physical bodies were deteriorating, yet they still had a sparkle in their eyes with unquenchable hope. The hope they had was wrapped up in their Savior. As my father lay dying, we gathered around his bedside and sang hymns. My father had the hope of eternal life.

Paul writes that our focus on Christ changes how we see ourselves and others. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. 16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. 17 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father. [1] 

Giving Thanks

It is a challenge to live a thankful life. No matter the situation or stage in life, we can choose to be thankful and look for reasons to do so. Many years ago, we had a neighbor who went out for daily walks and always had a smile. He was intentionally looking for something to be thankful for. This man was always thankful for something, whether it was a rainy day, icy cold, or warm. I always find it uplifting to be around grateful people because they look for the good in others and their circumstances.

What are you thankful for today? As believers in Jesus, we have so much to be grateful for, especially that Jesus died for our sins so that we could be called to faith and forgiven. The Lord has given us an amazing gift that will last all eternity. Thank you, Jesus! Let Christ fill your life. To learn more, listen here:

[1] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Col 3:15–17). Tyndale House Publishers.

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