“He is a portion that exactly and directly suits the condition of the soul. The desires of the soul, and the necessities of the soul, and the wants of the soul, and the longings of the soul, and the prayers of the soul.
The soul can crave nothing, nor wish for nothing, but what is to be found in Christ. He is light to enlighten the soul, wisdom to counsel the soul, power to support the soul, goodness to supply the soul, mercy to pardon the soul, beauty to delight the soul, glory to ravish the soul, and fullness to fill the soul.” ~ Thomas Brooks
More of Jesus
There is nothing our souls need more than Jesus.
Nothing you and I can wish for or crave can fulfill us more than a relationship with Jesus.
Yet, even though you know that truth, if you’re like me, you are still so easily distracted and discouraged by life.
So many of you tell me how you are struggling with discouragement.
It is said that discouragement is caused by the following:
Wow, I agree with that list!
When I’m tired. When I’ve made a mess of things. When everyone and everything is getting on my last nerve. When I focus on “what ifs” and “what could be’s” … yep, then I’m in danger of becoming discouraged!
So, when my soul is distracted or discouraged I need more of Jesus, the One “who exactly and directly suits the condition of my soul!”
5 Verses to Pray When You Want More of Jesus
“I am the Way, and the Truth and the Life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
Dear Jesus, thank you! You not only show us the way to the Father, You ARE the way to the Him. You not only show us the truth, You ARE the Truth. And yes, You ARE Life itself.
Please forgive me for being so shortsighted. I am so easily distracted and discouraged by what’s in front of me. I need more of You, Lord. Help me focus on who You are even more than what You do. Give me an eternal perspective as I live out this day. Guide me by the power of Your Spirit. Amen.
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus,
the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.
Because of the joy awaiting Him, He endured the
cross, disregarding its shame. Now He is seated
in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
Think of all the hostility He endured from sinful
people; then you won’t become weary and give up.
O Jesus, I want to keep my eyes on You. Your love. Your life. Your sacrifice. Your glory! Thank you is not enough. Praise is just the beginning. You took my punishment to give me life. You are my future and my hope. With You, I will not grow weary and I will not give up. By the power and with the help of Your Spirit, I will live today for Your glory. Amen.
There is salvation in no one else!
God has given no other name under heaven
by which we must be saved.
Your name alone, dear Jesus, is the promise of salvation. You fulfilled every prophecy and promise. You are my Savior, my Redeemer, my Lord. When I’m tempted by all the world has to offer, guard me by the power of Your Spirit. When I’m discouraged, remind me of Your heavenly promises. By Your grace, grant me the spiritual blessings of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Thanks and praise now and forever. Amen.
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe
in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved. For it is by believing in your
heart that you are made right with God, and it is
by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
Lord, I believe. Please give me courage and strength to trust You completely even when I can’t see what you are doing. Help me surrender every distraction and discouragement to You.
Help me tell the story of all the ways You have delivered me and made Yourself known in my life. You forgive each sin and heal my heart. You restore me when I’m broken and give me courage and strength to follow where You lead. You meet every need and fill me with hope. You are my promise and I give you my all. Amen.
Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honor
and gave Him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Dearest Jesus, You are the name above all names. The glory of the Father in human form. People instinctively flatten before You when You reveal Your glory. And yet, when You lived here among people, You claimed no glory of Your own.
Jesus, thank you for showing us the Father’s perfect love. You are Lord of all. You are my Lord and Savior. Help me fulfill my heart’s desire to humbly bow before You and boldly declare Your Lordship every day of my life. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.
What verse do you pray when you’re distracted and discouraged and you need more of Jesus?
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