Recently I read one of these statements of Jesus and I couldn’t go any further in my reading. I realized in that moment, that although I had read it perhaps hundreds of times, I often take the statement for granted. It made me think about the many other truths Jesus shared which are life-changing. I decided to put a list together. Perhaps some of these will be meaningful to you. Read through the list…memorize a few of them (you probably already have many of them)…let them soak deep into your heart and mind…then allow God to penetrate your life with truth.
Here are 25 statements of Jesus that will change your life:
“Take heart, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
“The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few” (Matthew 9:37)
“Go and learn what this means ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’” (Matthew 9:13)
“Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven” (Matthew 9:2)
“Ask and it will be given to you…” (Matthew 7:7)
“If the Son has set you free you are free indeed” (John 8:36)
“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30)
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
“You are the light of the world” (Matthew 6:14)
“Apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5)
“The greatest among you shall be your servant.” (Matthew 23:11)
“Take heart, it is I. Do not be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27)
“I am coming soon” (Revelation 22:7)
“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
“If you love me you will obey what I command” (John 14:15)
“Your give them something to eat” (Mark 6:37)
“A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit” (Matthew 7:18)
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you” (Acts 1:8)
“This people honors me with their lips but their heart is far from me.” (Mark 7:6)
“You will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8)
“Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink…” (Matthew 6:25)
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do to them” (Matthew 7:12)
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
“This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” (John 6:29)
“It is finished.” (John 19:30)
I realize some of these can be misunderstood if out of context, but the fact remains these are things Jesus said and He is Truth, so every word has life-changing value. I wonder, if we really understood the magnitude of these words of Jesus and believed them, would it change the way we lived our life?
Which of these do you most need to apply to your life today?
There are many others…what would you add to my list?