Seven truths from Italtile
by You Have My Word
[I came across the Italtile website the other day and was inspired to write this.]
And it’s true – everything you need is right here. Once you accept Jesus, you have all you need. I heard someone say once “when Jesus is all you have, Jesus is all you need.” Such truth in such a simple phrase. A lot of the time we live with the mindset of “I just need Jesus… and my car,” or “I just need Jesus… and my music,” or anything! There is liberty in getting to a point and realising that if everything you have ever known or ever owned was to disappear, that it would be enough to have Jesus. Only.
That’s our hearts. The interesting thing about a house (or a home, rather) is that you don’t only stay in one room. You live all over the place – put the keys down in the lounge, make coffee in the kitchen, read in the dining room…. When we invite Jesus into our hearts, it’s not into select areas, it’s the whole heart. Not “welcome into my work section” or “welcome into my family section” – all or nothing and it’s designed to be lived in.
Not us, but Jesus did. When he died on the cross he payed for us – sin, shame, selfishness. His love bought us. We get in free. We just have to choose to submit.
The beauty of love is this: when it runs deep and runs true, it heals. It cleans wounds that others have left, it restores dreams, it is bring wholeness. Soap cleans the physical, and we all have vices that makes us feel a bit better after a rough patch, but love… it cleans body, mind, soul, spirit, heart, thoughts, lifestyle. It’s like a big heart vacuum cleaner.
We only live once so you better make the most of it and live it well. Don’t compromise, don’t compensate, don’t sell yourself short. When you’ve accepted Jesus too, what you do here on this Earth impacts eternity. Yes, what we say and do is important now and we’re called to follow Jesus’ example, but it is more impacting in the eternal realm. Carpe diem, stay in God’s will, pursue doing what’s right and do it the best you can.
We have the same Spirit in us that raised Jesus from the dead – Christ in us. Keep Him close in word, in thought, in deed.
This is a great sentiment for two reasons:
1) we can live in the fullness of God’s grace if we live according to His Word; and
2) we can still have great fun while we do it.