Report in, Superkid! How is your journey into Jesus going?
We are on a great adventure with the greatest person who ever has or ever will walk this planet!
HE IS AMAZING! And He calls YOU by name! We talk about adventures with Jesus and the marvelous things He does, but how often do we stop and think about what that REALLY means? Well, we are doing it now. In fact, all year we will be thinking about Jesus and diving deeper into our everyday walk with Him. Let’s make up our minds to receive these truths from the Word of God as an invitation from the Lord.
Last month, I told you He was calling you closer. This month I want to challenge you to ask yourself, “Do I really think He knows MY name?” Superkid, I believe that if I show you in the Word of God that the answer is yes, you’ll believe it and act on it. So let’s do it!
John 10:3 (New Living Translation) says: “The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.”
We’ve all heard this scripture many times but it has some amazing promises in it:
- His sheep recognize His voice. Are you one of His sheep? You are, if you have asked Him into your heart. The promise here is that you recognize His voice. Start thinking of yourself as a follower (sheep) who knows His voice.
- What is He saying? The first thing you hear is “COME!” He IS and has been calling you to come to Him.
- This verse says the sheep COME.
- He calls to you by name.
- As you come in response to His call, He leads you. Leads you where? Deeper into Him, and from there, ANYWHERE!
Think about it, Superkid. Jesus is calling you by name. Kellie…He calls me. That really helps me realize that His love and His plan for each one of us is very unique—as unique as you or me. As I think about answering His call, it excites me to consider what He has in store for me. He has already given me a very full and amazing life filled with actual adventure and great excitement, but I know He has more. And, Superkid, He will always have more for you than you can imagine. All you have to do is say, “Yes, Jesus. I am coming.” This is the start. Then what?
We put our eyes on Him and we don’t look away—NO MATTER WHAT. Eyes on Jesus! Hebrews 12:2 (The Passion Translation) puts it like this: “We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.”
Fasten your eyes on Him. Find Him in His Word. Talk to Him during the day. Let Him be the last person you speak to at night and the first person on your mind in the morning. He wants to be the biggest part of your day—of your life! Maybe this sounds extreme, and I guess it is. Jesus, the Savior of the whole WORLD, is calling YOUR name and He wants to hang out with you ALL day. Yep. That IS extreme. But He is the One calling you, not me. I am just here to say that at any age and on any day, answering His call is the very best thing you can do. As I have come to know Jesus more, I see His love not only for me, but I see how much He loves others, and it changes ME! I warn you, Superkid, change is definitely coming. You can’t be in His presence and not be changed. But it is the BEST!
I challenge you this month: Go for it! Go for Jesus 100%. You won’t regret it. ♥