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Jesus Is My Everything

This is the final segment of the chapter on Your Cosmic Relationship.

While we have accented academic concerns of the cosmic relationship with Christ, most people are more interested in its personal aspects.  God did not simply create ideas or virtual realities.  He created us as feeling, sensate, flesh and blood individuals who thrive on relationships and interpersonal contact.  The very core of our existence relies on the union of male and female, not only as the method of reproduction, but also to give meaning to the quality and context of life.  Jesus showed His understanding of this fact.  While He was still talking to the multitudes, behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak with Him.   Then one said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak with You.”  But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?”   And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.”  Matthew 12:46-50.

Much of this is under assault today, as if we can re-program our DNA and deconstruct happiness.  This is not to say that relationships are perfect; indeed, few achieve that sublime status.  What we can say is that every relationship, plus God, can produce all the happiness and joy that a person could want.  Whatever your spouse, your friend or your neighbor lacks can be found in Christ.    A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24. Gospel writer Steve Richardson expressed this thought in lyrics in his song, Just to Walk with Him:

My steps had led me far away,

Sometimes I wondered why,

They had taken me down lonely roads

Beneath the darkened sky,

But every time I lost my way,

My Lord came to me,

He sought me out,

He took my hand and said He’d walk with me.


Through the valley of the shadow,

Or on soaring mountain height,

Jesus walks with me, and He lets me see,

His hand upon my life,

He is closer than a brother,

Closer than a friend could ever be,

And to think the God of heaven,

Takes the time to walk with me!!


Just to Walk with Him means everything to me,

Just to know He’s near, His hand is leading me,

Tho’ the world pass me by, go their way, let me be,

Just to Walk with Him Means everything to me.   

Throughout the Scriptures, God demonstrates His willingness to compensate for our lack.  A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.  God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.  O God, when You went out before Your people, When You marched through the wilderness, Selah Psalm 68:5-7.  As such, we will never be without anything we need.  The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.”  Psalm 23:1. No greater comfort nor consolation exists than one finds in his or her relationship with Jesus Christ.  

The closer God comes to His people, and the more His people depend on Him, the more of Himself He reveals to them.   This progressive revelation keeps unfolding.  The children of Israel would know him by other names, names which would not replace any other name, but would keep adding to his first name of I AM THAT I AM.  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh. For with a strong hand he will let them go, and with a strong hand he will drive them out of his land.”  And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the LORD.  I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name LORD I was not known to them.  I have also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, in which they were strangers. Exodus 6:1-4.  Each designation showcases another facet of divinity: 

El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)

El Elyon (The Most High God)

Adonai (Lord, Master)

Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)

Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)

Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)

Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)

Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)

Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)

Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)

Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)

Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

El Olam (The Everlasting God)

Elohim (God) 

The God that we serve cannot be deemed one-dimensional, boring or unimaginative.  He reveals Himself to us in countless ways.  Whatever your need is, whatever you’re facing, God will be whatever He needs to be in His revelation to you.  God understands the need of mankind to relate to Him on a personal level. He is the ultimate EVERYTHING God!

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Reader Comments (1)

I love all your posts, but some of them are a little too techy for me as I only completed 8th grd. But I compensated for that by being married for 52 yrs last Dec. 23. To me, that's better than a formal ed. This article of yours made me weep; most of the ones about Jesus do. I love Him so!!

March 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSydney Heimericks

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