We need Jesus in the morning, noon, and nighttime. We need Jesus when we are alone or with others. We need Jesus when we are at home or out and about. We need Jesus at work, play, shopping, traveling, etc. We always need Jesus and should say, “Give me Jesus above everything else this world has to offer”.
The apostle Paul said it this way, “…whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:7-11).
Paul’s faith is so amazing! He was that way because of his relationship with Jesus. Jesus died to pay for Paul’s sins and then He was raised victoriously over the grave and ascended back to heaven from which He came AND He lives forevermore as Lord and Savior. We do not serve a dead, religious leader; rather, we have a beautiful relationship with the eternal, living God. We’re not just into commands; rather, we’re into Christ. I don’t just want to be religious – I want a relationship with my eternal, living God from here to heaven and on into eternity with Him as His child. So like Paul we say, “GIVE ME JESUS”.
Read Luke 10:38-42 and listen to a simple yet spiritually potent song entitled Give Me Jesus by Fernando Ortega.
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, ‘Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!’
‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed – or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’