Why you shouldn’t ask Jesus into your heart
She came up to me after the worship service and declared, “I finally get it!”
“Get what?” I asked.
“You don’t ask Jesus into your heart. You give your heart to Jesus.”
It may seem like a small, or even petty distinction.
But this is the point we’ve spent the last four weeks unpacking.
In Ephesians we have read more than a dozen times phrases like-
We are alive in Jesus.
We have every spiritual blessing in Jesus.
We are chosen in Jesus.
We are adopted in Jesus.
It’s all about putting your life IN JESUS.
it’s all about our UNION IN JESUS.
Here’s the difference:
It’s not about asking Jesus to come into your life.
It’s about putting your life in Jesus.
Here’s the difference that makes:
It’s not about you.
It’s about him!
When we introduce a child to Jesus we teach them about inviting Jesus into their life. That’s good. The bible does express Jesus living in our hearts (Ephesians 3:17). But over,
and over again.
we read about our union IN Jesus.
It’s really all about Jesus.
This week I encourage you to make the switch.
Wake up each day and instead of asking Jesus to come into your life, give Jesus your life.
Your life is in him.
Your righteousness is in him.
Your salvation is in him.
Like Paul says,
you are a citizen in God’s kingdom,
you are seated with Jesus in the heavenly realms,
you are members of the household of God.
Giving your life to Jesus is key our our UNION with Jesus.
And it is the foundation for our UNITY as the body of Christ, the church.
You can re-watch or listen to all of the
“Ephesians: Union and Unity” series on the website, YouTube, Facebook, Spotify or iTunes