We are in the midst of a series of posts entitled “Here Is Some Advice…” I have received advice from men of God across the United States. These men come from different stages in ministry. Some have pastored for decades while others for just a few weeks. Each man loves Jesus and has been very kind to allow us to be a part of a church service. The advice from these men is priceless to me. The advice I will highlight for this post is something I desire live by. I want it to be the theme of my life.
Here is some advice, It Is All About Jesus!
I sat across from a man of God. The church service had not yet started. I asked him for any advice he might give me. His response was most appropriate, “It is all about Jesus”, he said. Everything you do, everything you attempt, every mile you drive, every service you are in, every church you plant, every soul you give the Gospel to, every man you train, it is all about Jesus! This was incredibly simple, and yet profound.
My life is all about Jesus. Everything I do, it is all about Jesus. It is easy to get distracted. Pride can change my motives, but in the end it is all about Jesus. Our lives are very busy. We travel from church to church sharing our hearts and encouraging brothers and sisters in Christ. We will leave for Argentina in March. We will finish language school and learn the culture. We will train men, plant churches, and share the Gospel. We will see other churches started. In all of our efforts, in all of our labor, the important thing to remember is that it is all about Jesus!
Colossians 1:16-20 says “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” It is all about Jesus!
What are you doing? What are you attempting to do? What are your dreams? If the answer to these questions do not point to Jesus then we are failing to do what we were created to do. I am speaking about motive. Our motive that propels us is the fact that in everything we do, it is all about Jesus!
Here is some advice, it’s all about Jesus!