Study Passage: Psalm 23, Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:21,
John 21:7-17, John 15:13-14
Our level of response to anything in our lives depends on what it means to us. If our kids are important to us, we would nurture and care for them; if our cars are important to us, we will wash, polish and care for them; if our home is important to us, we would properly care for the air conditioning system and such. If our jobs are important, then we would be careful not to act in a way that would risk being laid off or fired.
What does Jesus mean to you?
What He means to you will dictate your response to Him each day. This answer will determine the significance of your worship to Him today. Is He your Savior or has He become your friend? Has He become an integral part of your life? Is He your strength for living?
Who is Jesus to you?
David would respond by saying, "God is my rock and my shield" when He needed God in battle, but in his daily walk, God was his Shepherd (Psalm 23). Daniel would answer, "God is the best prayer partner he ever had," and Paul would say, "Christ is his strength and reason for living" (Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:21). Peter says, "Christ is a patient and forgiving God" (John 21:7-17). John would probably say, "Christ is my friend" (John 15:13-14).
So, again I ask, what would you say He means to you? Answer this question today and allow Christ to develop a meaningful relationship with you as He had with Peter, James, John, and Paul.