“When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and [voluntarily] gave up His spirit.”

‭‭John‬ ‭19‬:‭30‬ ‭AMP‬‬

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE! 😭🙌🏾 This week I had a lot of time to reflect on my relationship with God! I reflected on my life in general and how Jesus Finished it all for ME! “My life is NOT my own! I was bought with a price!” I know we’ve rehearsed those words a time or two and have expressed that to many people, but how may of us truly know the sacrifice that being bought by Jesus cost Him His Life!

When we were yet conceived in sin, Jesus bore our sins! Before our conception Jesus knew what we were to come and be! YET and STILL, He said, “Not My Will Lord, But YOUR WILL BE DONE!” Whew! How many of us are truly willing to lay our lives down and surrender our lives to be a living SACRIFICE so that those around us can live and be free?
How many of us truly understand the depths of the Freedom that Jesus made available to us? We have been given this daily dose of Grace and there are times that we fumble that which Jesus has given to us! There are moments that we unintentional fall short because, hey we are humans! THEN there are moments where we just blatantly live a life, as if we are the ones who sacrificed ourselves! Our lives are lived as if we have no regard to Jesus and His finished work!

Jesus voluntarily gave up His spirit! He voluntarily expressed how much He truly loved us! And yet we live our lives how we want to live our lives! We scream “IMMA DO ME!” Doing you gets you no closer to the Glory of God and yet, the selfishness and the loss of memory of Jesus’s Paid work gets lost in the shambles of our life!! We pick up and throw down our relationship with God as if it’s a rag doll being tossed to and fro!

I’m faced with the reality of what my life truly constitutes as I look at the finished work of Jesus on the Cross this morning! What can I change? And not what can I change, but what can I and do I need to surrender to God so that He can do the full change within me! Jesus has given us the freedom to worship Him! The freedom to no longer be bound by the sin that has held us hostage for so long! Jesus finished work should help us to see ourselves and offer a repentant heart to throw off those things that continue to keep us from going deeper in Him!

This Love that Jesus has for us is MATCHLESS! Nothing else compares! That Love not only went on a journey of abuse, torment, betrayal, but the emotional ramifications when He cried out “LORD, IF WILLING REMOVE THIS CUP, BUT NOT MY WILL” Even through the pain He knew there was something bigger than Him that needed to be done! His Purpose was to do the Will of God, despite how He felt!

Through the Betrayal JESUS CHOSE YOU!
Through the Pain, JESUS CHOSE YOU!
Through your sin, JESUS CHOSE YOU!
Through your waywardness, JESUS CHOSE YOU!
Through your rebellion, JESUS CHOSE YOU!
Through your denial of Jesus to fit in, JESUS CHOSE YOU!
In your doubt, JESUS CHOSE YOU!

Today, How are YOU going to CHOOSE JESUS??? What does His life represent for you! How will you outwardly show your thirst for more of God and His Sacrifice?

He didn’t proclaim, IT IS FINISHED to put on a show! Jesus Knew Who He Was and What He was called to do! He picked up His cross and went as He carried every burden, every sin, every sickness, every infirmity, every ounce of doubt from you, every mood and everything else on His Back to Finish what God set out for Him to do! Before Him was visions of OUR LIFE playing out like a movie! Every swing of the thorn that pierced His back was a sign of Freedom for you!

How will you live out this life, knowing that Jesus Paid the Ultimate Price, was the Ultimate Sacrifice and FINISHED it all for YOU??



Dashauna Cotton - April 7th, 2023 at 6:25am

Thank you Jesus!! Ohh hallelujah 🙌🏽🤎. Magnificent devotional on this day! I choose Jesus… thank you lord 🙌🏽💛🖤

Darcy - April 7th, 2023 at 8:10am

Wow, that was a powerful message! Thank you Lord for CHOSING me 🙌🏼❤️

Tralena - April 7th, 2023 at 8:33am

It is finished!!! 😭😭🙌🏾🙌🏾

Evonne Williams - April 8th, 2023 at 5:36am

Whew! Powerful Message! I Choose You Jesus! Thank You For This Message! Through It All He Still Chose Us.💛💛💛