By Michael Youssef, Ph D. April 25, 2020
Today, more than ever, believers have a responsibility to know what they believe and why they believe it. They are being called to sort through this world’s deception, which often comes under the guise of Christianity.
In this day of half-truths, it is important to know what Jesus had to say about Himself. When we focus on the Truth that God provides through His Word, we will be well-equipped to discern the lies of the world.
Whatever need you have, the “I Am” sayings of Jesus will encourage your heart.
In John 6, He says, “I am the bread of life.” In John 8, He says, “I am the light of the world.” In John 10, He says, “I am the door.” In John 11, He tells us that He is “the resurrection and the life.” In John 14, He says He is the “the way and the truth and the life,” and in John 15, He says He is “the true vine.”
In each of these statements, Jesus reveals something that we need to know about His character. His words to us also reveal certain Truths we need for personal spiritual growth.
For example, as the bread of life, Jesus is the only one who can satisfy our spiritual hunger. Just as He fed the multitude, He feeds us through His Word and the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Do you have a heart that longs to know God? Jesus is the one who will meet your need. Do you struggle with disappointment and frustration? The presence of Christ in your life will fill you up to overflowing with contentment and hope.
Whatever your need, turn it over to Jesus. You will be amazed by His ability to feed and provide for you.
Prayer: Lord, please fill me with the Truth of Your Word. May I know Jesus better with each passing day, and may I share His Truth with others. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty” (John 6:35).