Christ Centered

christ centered

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord “ 1 Peter 3:15  (NIV)

John Audia leaks a lot (cries). It’s one of his strengths. He has the kindest heart of any man I know. A man of grace and mercy, he loves Jesus with the best of them. Christ is at the center of everything he says and does. Chat with John for five minutes and you’ll be chatting about Jesus. For Christ is his be all and end all. He thirsts for Christ, searches for Christ, and is desperately loyal to Christ. Christ is his daily inclination, hourly priority, minute by minute thought. He’ll tell you that “Christ is our righteousness – our all in all.” Yet if he were to read what I’ve written I know he’d say he’s nothing like I’ve described him. But then he’s a humble man; keenly aware that he’s a sinner saved by grace.

I wish I was more like John. How about you? Is Christ first in your life? It’s a question I return to again and again; a lifelong quest.  Christ at the center . . . The central chapter of the Bible is Psalm 118. Verse eight says, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” That’s significant. The central life text has a Christ centered focus.

Something to think about: When one shoots at a target one aims to hit the bull’s eye. If the bull’s eye of the Bible is Psalm 118:8 then shouldn’t we aim to hit it; aim to take refuge in the Lord, aim to be centered in Him?

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