“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is ﬁrst in everything. For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault. But you must continue to believe this truth and stand ﬁrmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.” Colossians 1:15-23 NLT
Clarity in our situation.
Conﬁdence in the future.
Clarity and conﬁdence only come with closeness to Jesus.
Get Back To Jesus
1. Remove the barrier.
“By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.” Hebrews 10:20 NLT
2. Read about Him.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 NIV
3. Care about what He cares about.
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he ﬁnds it?” Luke 15:4 NIV
4. Do what He would do.
“One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1 NLT
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 NIV
5. Seek Him.
“You will seek me and ﬁnd me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NIV