Who is Jesus Really?

(Matthew 14:33) When you look at how the Disciples responded to Jesus over the course of there time with him, you’ll see that it sure seemed to take forever for them to finally get who Jesus was. They witnessed so many amazing things yet, it wasn’t until the end of their time with Jesus that they finally began to understand that he really was the Son of God. Even still there were some that doubted it all after Jesus died, and it wasn’t until Jesus appeared to them that they finally got the faith in order.

Do we go through life with the same failure to really understand, and live, knowing who Christ is? I think it’s almost better for us to have trails in our life so that we can see plainly our daily need for him in our lives. It’s an amazing thing to have someone that loves us even when we fail at understand him. That definitely isn’t how the world works. Thank God for that, really. We need to be reminded each day that Jesus wasn’t just some great teacher that we can learn from, he was the example for our lives and the only way to have a relationship with God. That is amazing, and we shouldn’t forget it.

Choosing Your Attitude…Choosing Christ

I don’t know why but this morning I feel pretty great about everything in my life right now. I think for some time now I’ve been simply missing a lot of what I left behind in MN. I was amazed yesterday with everything that God has brought into my life over this past year. He has brought me to a place where I feel a lot of joy and excitement for where I’m at. This is good and bad at the same time.

What has also hit me this morning is that all along I haven’t been doing a very good job of simply choosing my attitude, choosing to live in the joy that God gives. The joy I have today is great, and there is no reason that I shouldn’t be able to continue living in that joy even when things seem rocky. Actually, my devotions today even talked about how Christ tested his disciples, and the question comes as to how I’m going to respond to his test, or tests, when it comes my way. Am I going to hold onto Christ and choose his joy or let the tests and the hard times bring me down?