On Remembering Jesus...

It's all about HIM.


Maribel Lopez Hill

5/14/20132 min read

woman in black jacket standing on green grass field during daytime
woman in black jacket standing on green grass field during daytime

I'll start with telling you what I'm doing right now, or what I have been doing this morning. At least two or three times a week, I listen to pastors from around the country. I'm a podcast junkie. This morning I was blessed with listening to six sermons. I can't wait to hear what the Holy Spirit speaks through these men marked by God!

Over and over again, I hear Jesus ringing in my ears, “Remember Me.”

So in the last few hours, this was revealed to me:

We must remember Jesus… FIRST, before we:

DO anything

THINK anything

SPEAK anything

DREAM anything

BE anything

It is only through Jesus that good things come. He must precede in everything... because, in fact, that is exactly what He has done/did when He hung on the cross for our sins.

Always thinking of Him FIRST may sound very simple, but it isn't. I know I struggle with this discipline. This level of deference, surrender, and sacrifice is not easy for a sinner like me.

But it is required should we want to be used by the Holy Spirit of God. The desire to be more like Jesus needs to be greater than any other desire on earth.

And Jesus will meet you there. This I know.

Thank YOU, Jesus, for standing in the gap of our broken humanity! Thank You for saving us… from ourselves. You are the HOPE, the Way, and the LIGHT!

May we willingly surrender to Your specific plans for each one of us, Lord, so that You may be GLORIFIED!!!! In the precious Name of Your Son, Jesus, I pray. Amen.



1 Cor 11:27-32 27-- So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. 32 Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.