Only Jesus

At a time when it is easier to say “Christ” or “the Lord” rather than name Jesus by name(!), I say it is JESUS who is risen from the dead!

JESUS who alone is the name given among men whereby we must be saved! JESUS who heals, JESUS who restores, JESUS whose blood sacrifice procured salvation and pardon for ALL who believe and call on his name,

JESUS who is the Lamb slain from BEFORE the foundations of the world, JESUS who overturned the moneychangers’ tables in the temple for profaning the house of his Father God, JESUS Jeshua who loved sinners and rebels when the religious and political power elites only wanted to use and enslave them, JESUS Jeshua who was ultimately the only authority over the demonic powers, over sickness and death, over SIN which would otherwise eternally separate us from a HOLY God!

JESUS Jeshua who though the Prince of PEACE came with a sword that would separate even family members, but procure RECONCILIATION with the very God and Father who made us, Jesus Jeshua who IS the Way, the Truth, and the LIFE, and who gave his own Spirit to ALL who but ASK so we could have access to the very heart and mind and PRESENCE of God even in this 3D life on earth in this flesh,

JESUS Jeshua who EMPOWERS his own, who LEADS his own as we listen and follow, who as a Good Shepherd, goes out to face the wolves and wilderness and certain death to find one lost sheep and BRING HIM BACK!!

It is JESUS Jeshua I cling to above all else, it is for Jesus’ Jeshua’s sake that I seek to die to my SELF daily and for whom someday – by HIS faithful grace – my “self” will be so completely LIKE him FOR HIS GLORY, that I’ll be walking in my RESURRECTION life WITH him FOR his sake AND my joy everlasting! And WITH all my brothers and sisters in Christ who REFUSE TO REFUSE! to name their Beloved Jesus Jeshua no MATTER the cost.

I am timid now, but I aspire to be BOLD. I want “my life” of ease and happiness here and now, but I want JESUS more!! And that overrides my selfishness, that overrides my own impatience for MY being transformed by the renewing of my mind and conforming to the likeness of JESUS the Christ, the prophesied annointed of God, our Father and Creator of ALL, that overrides my expectations regarding how fast OTHERS “ought” to conform to Christ’s likeness ..

If JESUS Jeshua is extending grace, who am I to DO otherwise?! If JESUS Jeshua is calling out “self and sin” to better CURE the soul and spirit of another, who am I to SAY otherwise?

HIS grace is perfect AND perfecting. Mine is but the moon to his sun .. a mere waxing and waning reflection but nevertheless even when my OWN grace orbits darkly, I hope and pray anyone who looks upon me cannot help but know where the sun MUST be in this night sky, because though I am NOT the sun, by God’s grace I hope ALWAYS ONLY TO POINT TO THE JESUS JESHUA WHO IS!

HE is the Light, HE is the RESURRECTION and the LIFE! HE is the means by which ANY man/woman/child can and MUST find their way back to the Father who made them and loves them and WOULD lavish GRACE upon them if they were only a mustard seed size WILLING! God, I BELIEVE! Help my unbelief!

JESUS Jeshua, you alone are ABLE! Take my life and let it be consecrated wholly to thee!! ❤

May my life REDOUND to the glory of God, and God alone.

~ Leah

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About Grace2Grow

Leah holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and considers herself a forever-student at heart, especially of the Word of God. The last few years have included a 160+ lbs weightloss, and a complete re-working of her "inner man" as she has had to journey from merely what she "knew" to putting that into "ACTION" .. a transformation that so rocked her core, she believes God's calling in her life includes a sense of "urgency," as the body of Christ is fully - knowingly or unknowingly - entrenched in These Last Days, just as Jesus prophesied. She has worked in various forms of professional Customer Service for nearly 20 years, from Mortgages and Banking to Automotive Plastics, and values most the opportunity to mediate and problem-solve. Leah has served over the years in varying roles, from Women's Bible Study Leader to Choir Director to Worship Leading to teaching Sunday School to working faithfully in the Nursery. She loves being a Wife and Aunt and Sister and Daughter and Friend, and loves to read just about anything she can put her hands on. She is always re-learning putting feet and muscle to these things, but she has learned there is incalculable value in "working the plan," and "being faithful with LITTLE so as to be entrusted with MUCH." And she is trusting her beloved God and Savior for the "much" yet to come. You can find more of her musings on her blogs at http://grace2grow.com and http://grace2grow.blogspot.com/, or follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/grace2grow

Posted on March 27, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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