Saturday, July 14, 2007

I Dig Jesus

My friend Cassi tagged me for a "5 Things I Dig About Jesus" meme.

These are the rules:

1. those tagged will share 5 things they dig about Jesus…

2. those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers…

3. those tagged will post a comment here with their name and a link to their “dig” Jesus list…

Here it is, MamaCass!

1) He chose the weak things of the world. When He chose the disciples, he did not pick the kind of young men who were most respected, who were extremely intelligent, or who came from the best families. He used ordinary men and He did extraordinary things through them. That way, He got all the glory. When He looks for someone to use, He doesn't require pedigree, perfection, or natural talents. He can even use people who have messed up terribly in their lives. I appreciate that because if not, He couldn't ever use me. He looks for who will give Him all the praise and who is willing to be used in any way He asks. I love the way He is glorified through our weakness.

"Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him." 1 Corinthians 1:26-29

2) He is my hope of glory. Through Jesus living in us, we can live beyond what is natural for human beings. We are not held captive to our fleshly thoughts, we are not destined to give into every temptation, we are not limited to what we can do in our own strength. He enables us to live lives that please Him. "Christ in [us], the hope of glory" is the ONLY reason we can do that.

"To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." (Colossians 1:27)

3) He has a name written on Him that no ones knows but Himself. It has never been profaned. I love His holiness.

"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God." (Revelation 19:11-13)

4) He rides a white horse. He is the fulfillment of every girl's desire for a knight in shining armor, for a prince on a white horse coming to take her away. Except He's the real deal and MUCH more awesome than we can imagine. (See verse above.)

5) He works in my life every single day in big ways and small ways. I love having a Savior who is so personal and so active in my daily life. I love that there is enough of Him to go around. Ask Him to give you eyes to see His work in you and around you.


Angela Baylis said...

Hi Amanda!

I LOVED your post today!!!!!

I especially loved how you reminded me how He can even use people who have messed up! I am so grateful!

Thanks for sharing your reasons you Dig Jesus!
He is SO good!

Holly said...

I love those things, too! And much more. I love that He has untold things for us to love about Him. And yet, He bends low to feed my eyes! Thank you Jesus!
Blessings, Sweet Sister this weekend,

Toknowhim said...

I love your number 1 reason... Thanks for the reminder that He uses the weak... I just have to remind myself sometimes that I am weak... I have a tendency to think I am strong, and to operate in my own strength, instead of letting God use me the way He wants to... My weaknesses and all.

I enjoy your blog... I visit a few blog sites on a regular basis, and yours is one. Thanks for sharing :)

Darla said...

taking a break from studying and thought i would check out the blog..hahaha you just couldn't keep that lap top closed could you? I couldn't either sooo that is why I laugh. have a great weekend with your little man and your big man!

Loved your 5 digs!

Jan said...

What a sweet post. Enjoy your weekend :)


Kelly S. said...

Hi Amanda,
I loved your five things!! The passage from 1 Corinthians is one of my very favorites. My two year old son has Down's and in so many ways that passage applies to him because God has used his weaknesses to teach me so much. Little boys are so much fun!!(so are girls, I have two!) I love reading about Jackson, your posts about him are so sweet. Thank you for all the work you do on the LPM Blog, I have received so many blessings from reading it. I appreciate your ministry, and thank you for sharing.

jennyhope said...

Amen to that!

Heather's House said...

WOW! Great blog...I love them all but number 1 and 3 are my favorites today. :) Thanks for the encourgement.

I hope you don't mind me commenting on your blog. I came upon it in blogland. Isn't it fun! HA Just wanted to say hi.

Shelly said...

Because we can't give Him too much praise.

Loved them...