What Happens When You Meet Jesus
We’ve all heard the adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.”
Most of the time, this is true.
Yet there are times when what we expect, is far surpassed. Such was the case with Solomon.
The Queen of Sheba had heard all kinds of rumors about Solomon and how wise and wealthy he was, so she wanted to see it for herself.
She brought all her wisdom and wealth to give to him, expecting that she would have the upper hand.
She asked him difficult questions and gave him expensive gifts, yet she was taken aback that he had answers for every question she asked. His wisdom and wealth were overwhelming.
As we begin to know who Christ is, we experience a similar encounter.
We hear about the great things He’s done and how wonderful He is, yet we aren’t quite sure of the validity of it.
So we start exploring Him, asking Him the difficult questions to see if He can really deliver what He’s promised.
We are leery about the true riches He offers.
However just like the Queen of Sheba, as we begin to come face to face with Him and seek Him out, we become overwhelmed by who He really is. He far exceeds our expectations.
His wisdom far surpasses what we can understand, for He is wisdom.
His riches far extend what we can comprehend, because He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.
Everything in the earth is His because He created it.
We too want to bring Him gifts, yet end up receiving His greatest gift of salvation.
“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you.” Matthew 7:7
Who is Jesus?
As we seek Jesus, we will find out who He really is.
When we ask, He gives us more than we could ever imagine.
When we knock, He opens doors that we never thought possible.
Many times, like the queen, we need to see it with our own eyes to believe.
I love her response when she realizes he was even more than what she had heard.
She exclaimed to the king,
“Everything I heard in my country about your achievements and wisdom is true! I didn’t believe what was said until I arrived here and saw it with my own eyes. In fact, I had not heard the half of it! Your wisdom and prosperity are far beyond what I was told. How happy your people must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to your wisdom!”
1 Kings 10:6-8
I can feel the excitement in her voice!
She is truly amazed at what Solomon had to offer.
I remember feeling that same zeal when I began to really know Christ and met Him up close and personal.
My father had suddenly passed away and I was a wreck.
It rocked my world and I didn’t know what life would look like going forward.
I began questioning everything…. even His existence.
I cried out to Him, “God, if your real, I need you to show up now!”
Can I share something with you?
His comfort was more than I could have imagined.
His peace most certainly was more than I could ask for.
He really contained ALL of the true riches I had heard about.
He had everything I needed to move forward.
How could I not follow Him? Everything He promised was true.
What about you? Have you met Jesus?
If so, I’d love to hear how you met Him.
If you don’t know Him, I invite you to meet Him today.
He will be the friend you’ve always wanted, the security you’ve longed for and the hope for change in your life.
If you are looking for true riches, things money cannot buy, He is Who you are searching for.
Are you ready to meet Him? All you have to do is ask.
How to ask:
Jesus, I am a sinner in need of Your saving grace. Today, I invite You into my heart. I lay down my life to You. I know I am better off in Your hands. Jesus, forgive me of my sins. Wash me, cleanse me, give me a new heart, and a new reason to live. From this day on, I belong to You. Amen!
If you prayed this prayer, I am rejoicing with you!! God has amazing plans for you. I’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about how to begin your new life in Christ. Have a beautiful day in Him!
I love how as we get to know God, He reveals Himself more and more to us! I can’t even imagine turning away, even in the roughest of times. (Visiting today from Women with Intention)
So true, Laura! Thanks for visiting. Have a great week!
I love how Jesus tenderly met you when you needed him the most. He’s so good to us, isn’t he?
Yes, He is Kylie! Thanks for visiting today!
The Holy Spirit is our great comforter. Beautiful post pointing us to Jesus. Thank you! Visiting from #coffeeforyourheart
This is wonderful, Alicia! God truly is more than we can ever ask or imagine! I’m so glad He is in my life! What a beautiful correlation you have made between His greatness and Queen of Sheba with Solomon.
Have a beautiful weekend, my friend! Thank you for writing!
Thanks Leigh Ellen! Have a great weekend!
I love the encouragement that we CAN know Jesus better. All we have to do is ask! Visiting from Grace and Truth!
So true Christy! Thanks for visiting!
Alisa, I wonder how many of us discover the riches of God’s heart during the times our heart needs comforted most. He becomes so clearly visible when our world is rocked. Yes, He does give us more than we can ever imagine, and I cannot fathom attempting to live life without my Savior! Thank you for this sweet reminder of where our greatest riches are found and thanks so much for sharing your message on #FreshMarketFriday! So glad to have you each week:) Crystal~
Thanks for visiting, Crystal! And thank you for providing a community to link up at!
Such amazing truth, Alisa. We spend a lot of time focusing on our own brokenness and rightly owning our need for a Savior, but you’ve given us the other piece of the transaction which is over and above all that we could ask or think!