Jul 11, 2023

When you need the help of God and the intervention of Heaven in the affairs of your life, prayer ceases to be about you but Jesus: He becomes the focus of everything.

John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Right from Genesis, every book, chapter, or verse in the Bible points us to Jesus. If you are going to walk far and be of use in this kingdom, then Jesus must be the centre of your life.

Any spiritual activity you engage in must be about Jesus, for if it is not about Him, then you are pursuing your agenda. When Christ ceases to have a place in your life, you become an idol to yourself.

It’s not about you. When you get self-absorbed, you lose track because of self-pity, self-exaltation or making yourself the centre of attraction and all this is pride.

John 5:39 You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me.

Every time you read the scriptures, you must look for Jesus. The true meaning of Christianity is centred around Jesus but when it starts to centre around you, money or anything else, then you have lost track.

John 12:32 And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all [peoples] to Myself.”

Jesus is the driving factor. The reason why people get offended and fall off along the way is because  Jesus is put out of the picture and it is about the people, their reputation or whatever they want.

Check yourself tonight; why do you want to be anointed?  Why do you want to be rich? Is it about Jesus?

Matthew 16:22-23 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”

The reason why Peter never left Jesus even after hearing that statement, is because he knew that it was not about him but Jesus.

I challenge you; pastor, businessman, husband or wife, to make Jesus the core of why you do what you do or else you will drop off.

Colossians 1:17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

Jesus will hold together all that you need when He becomes the centre of everything you do. Don’t try to hold many things, just hold Him and He will hold everything else.

Keep your eyes on Jesus, be it in pain, lack, abundance, peace or joy, let Him be the centre of your activity and your life will hold together.

Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

Many of us have heard strange preachings that major on what Jesus can do for us and not who He is.

Let me challenge you: why do you pray and seek Jesus? May the Lord help us to get back to that place where it is all about Jesus.