A Short Message by Judah Smith That Changed My Life

Judah Smith

I’m doing something different with my post today. This is not how I normally share content on DailyPS. However, I clearly heard God tell me to share this short message by Judah Smith. I believe that God wants to use this to change lives! Take just a few minutes to watch the video above.

Jesus died for us while we were still sinners; we have been saved by grace.

Most Christian’s acknowledge and “know” that they are saved by grace. But, we then think it’s our challenge and task to get ourselves out of sin. But, that is not the gospel of grace. Our greatest challenge is not our lack of discipline, devotion or focus. Our greatest challenge is truly believing and understanding the gospel of grace.

Jesus’ blood is sufficient for your salvation. His blood is sufficient to sustain you through every challenge and every sin and every temptation.

I am a very disciplined person, but, like everyone, I have days of weakness. Sometimes I mess up and find myself living sinfully. I often ask God, “Why am I not stronger?” Basically, I’m asking God why my self-discipline is not strong enough to overcome temptation and sin. The truth is, the answer is not found in my own strength. It is found by surrendering and accepting what God has already done for me through Jesus.

It’s still Jesus. It will always be Jesus. It will never stop being the power of Jesus.

My biggest takeaway from this video is that it is not about me. It’s all about Jesus. I need to stop putting myself in the spotlight by trying to be the one to overcome my sin. I need to surrender it to God. Overcoming sin will never come from my self-discipline. It only comes from a place of surrender before God and understanding of the gospel of grace. I need to remember that I am Barabbas.

Judah Smith is the lead pastor of the City Church in Seattle, Washington. You can learn more on his church here.
I'd love to hear from you. What did you think of the video? Did you bawl your eyes out like I did? (Don't answer that) What was your biggest takeaway from this message?

Written by Alex Sanfilippo

My mission is to live a life honorable in every way to God my father. I am passionate about building disciples and strengthening the church. My daily goal is to be a positive influence on the people around me and to make the world a better place.