Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jesus, be the center

I think an important prayer for us to pray could simply be said in these words: Jesus, be the center.

What is central to us is another way of saying what is our god. Or we could say it is what is most important to us in determining how we should live. For many it is whatever is motivating them to do what they do, whether noble or not.

We can pray this prayer for all of life, for everything we encounter. I see it as a biblical prayer because it is through Jesus that we come to God, and it is through him that we have fellowship in the communion of the triune God: Father, Son and Spirit.

This prayer also helps center us in a Christian way, and helps remove ourselves from the center. It's no longer what we think, want and will, but it's about God's will for us in Jesus.

It is a prayer of faith, asking Jesus to be the center. Let's do that and keep doing it, asking Jesus to have his rightful place in our lives.

11 comments:

L.L. Barkat said...

Indeed. And I love that song. "Be the reason that I live..."

joe said...

true ted. we get so caught up in the unimportants of life and lose our focus and center on Jesus.

Kim said...

You're on to something here, Ted. He must increase and I must decrease......

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

be my all in all

NaNcY said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTOOugQwOzk

bryan riley said...

Absolutely love that song. May it be our heart's cry!

Every Square Inch said...

Ted

Thanks for that thought and prayer - God at the center of our lives.

Ted M. Gossard said...

L.L., Yes, "be the reason that I live...". I had to put that song on last night.

Joe, True, we do. We so easily are so enamored about things that don't matter. Like you Cub fans!:) (Or maybe you're an Indians fan.) :)

Kim, Yes, Just like John the Baptizer said, and lived out. May we too do the same.

Susan, Yes. No longer I, but Christ how lives in me, as we live out this life by faith in him.

Nancy, I'll give that a watch as soon as I'm done posting these comments. Thanks!

Bryan, Amen. Yes, a great song for the church.

ESI, Amen. By grace may this be our true ongoing heart towards God.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nancy, Great singing of that spiritual! Thanks.

NaNcY said...

i Love Jesus! He is the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings. Praise His Holy Name! hallelujah! He is the Holy Son of the Father. Praise Him, Praise Him...Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!

Martin Stickland said...

Hello Ted,

Thnaks for popping by and leaving your wonderful comments!

I am back from Wales now and back to work! BOOOOOOOOO