Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Jesus Cares About Peas

In weakness we receive His strength; in conflict we receive His peace; in pain we receive His healing; in uncertainty we receive His guidance; in sorrow we receive His comfort; in heaviness we receive His joy.
Ron Lessin

There's a song by the Christian group Hillsong that I love called "Jesus You're All I Need".  The above quote from Ron Lessin speaks to that so well.  It is an eternal amazement to me that there is no hole in my life that Jesus can't fill.  He desires to have an intimate relationship with me and to be personally involved in my life.  Once I realized that, I stopped saying "amen" after my morning prayers.  Now I just go on into my day talking to Jesus.  If I'm frustrated by a slow driver I tell Jesus.  Usually, He prompts me to pray for the person and my frustration melts away! If I'm stuck in traffic I put in a worship CD and make my car a sanctuary.  I'm almost disappointed when traffic starts to move because I'm enjoying myself so much!  I talk to Him about homeless people, mother's with crying children, people in limousines, whoever crosses my path.  I talk to Him as I grocery shop!   Someone once said to me with a smirk, "You don't really think Jesus cares what brand of peas you buy do you"?  Actually, I do! 

I believe He cares about every aspect of my life, and He knows the end from the beginning. This reality has released others in my life from my expectation that somehow "they" are responsible for my well-being.  All people have their limits.  There is some tipping point with every human being that will cause them to step away from you.  But not Jesus.  When He said "I will never leave you or forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5), He meant it!  His love is unconditional and not based on our merit. He love me because its what He's decided to do.

There is no need in your life that Jesus can't meet.  Whatever is lacking, He will fill with Himself, because He cares---even about that brand of peas!