Intimacy with Jesus: Looking-upon Jesus as Your Daily Point-of-Center
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
James 4:13, 15
Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow… Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion, during the time of testing…”
Intimacy is a Daily thing. I have said somewhere, ‘Our God is an Everyday God.’ He isn’t a once a special day a year God. He isn’t a once a month God. He isn’t a once to three times a week God, either. Rather- being intimate with Jesus Christ daily means placing Him as the point of Center- our Infinite-Personal-Reference-Point (F. Schaeffer, n.d.). And, I have made mention that if we tried to maintain intimate relationships one with another once a week or once a year- well- me thinx that Divorce Stats would just simply spike and soar and believe me- there are people who have tried to get away with that and it just didn’t work.
Intimacy with Jesus daily as our “Living-Center-Piece” means three things in this short reflection-snippet:
- Being intimate with Jesus today means right at this second whatever trouble you face is the trouble Jesus is helping or trying to help you with –even now. Some people are given an immense boulder smashing, mountain moving, and iron breaking faith (or are being commanded to excercise this nuance of faith) that Jesus wants them to exercise right at this second to be Set Free from something- whatever. And, the Lord Jesus has given others a diamond-tipped-faith-drill-bit to drill vertically and horizontally into a problem one day at a time (whilst making progress) to see some kind of breakthrough-eventually and Jesus can even make a ‘deep and dry’ pocket a massive Victory as our Patience Grew in the meanwhile. Be patient oh my soul. Be patient today oh believer~!
- Being intimate with Jesus means that we speak and walk as He did. He said, “Your will be done” or better known, “Thy Will Be Done on earth as it is in Heaven.” James gets to this today slash tomorrow business of us seeing every day as our own- when really- they are gifts and not our own at all and the Apostle James the ½ brother and “brother-brother” spiritually of Jesus and places Jesus Christ at our Center by saying, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.”
- Finally, this whole thing of being Intimate with Jesus daily at the center of our lives spells this fact, “Today God is speaking to you and I about something.” He never stops speaking; whether, it is the Heavens declaring His glory; creation saying a thing or two about the Creativity and Power of the Lord Jesus; the fact the Bible is on this planet and we can’t run from that fact- that Revelation of God Himself; and then there is the Holy Spirit continually at work in our lives in some way- beckoning us to put our faith daily and trust daily more deeply in Jesus Christ. So, the writer says, “
Pray with me oh Reader: “Be our Intimate Point of Center Lord- our Intimate Point of Center.”