Do Others See Jesus In You

I heard a song today that pushed me closer to Jesus.

I have often declared that Jesus must be our focus, our single delight, our passion, and our one desire. It is about the centrality of Jesus Christ and allowing Him to source (be the resource) of our lives.

It was this idea of embracing Jesus and allowing Him to be seen in our lives that the song trumpeted.


Knowing Jesus

Last December I wrote a book (get a free digital copy here) about knowing Jesus. Not knowing ABOUT Jesus but actually knowing the Person. The idea of knowing Jesus is to embrace Him in intimacy, oneness, allowing Him to be central in everything I do, think, and say.

Christianity is all about knowing a Person, not having mere facts, data, and information.

When I originally came across this concept ten years ago, I stumbled upon a song by Warreb Barfield entitled Mistaken (see below) which captured what I was trying to say: that by embracing Jesus, we become so tight and intimate that people begin to see Jesus in my life. I don’t become Jesus, but Scripture is strong on the concept that the Spirit of Jesus (the Holy Spirit) lives inside of my life. When He comes into my life and begins to source my thoughts, actions, and words, I begin to disappear and His life and nature become evident. What a powerful concept. Oh to declare like John the Baptist:

He must increase, but I must decrease.
(John 3:30)

I must get out of the way so that Jesus can be seen in my life.



Here are the lyrics from Warren Barfield’s song Mistaken:

I shouldn’t have to tell you who I am
Cause who I am should be speaking for itself
Cause if I am who I, I want to be
Then who you see won’t even be me
Oh the more and more I disappear
THe more and more He becomes clear

Til everyone I talk to hears His voice
And everything I touch feels the warmth of His hand
Til everyone I meet
Sees Jesus in me
This is all I wanna be
I wanna be mistaken
For Jesus
Oh I wanna be mistaken

Do they only see who we are
When who we are should be pointing them to Christ
Cause we are who He chose to use
To spread the news
Of the way the truth and the life
Oh I want all I am to die
So all He is can come alive

Til everyone I talk to hears His voice
And everything I touch feels the warmth of His hand
Til everyone I meet
Sees Jesus in me
This is all I wanna be
I wanna be mistaken
For Jesus
Oh I wanna be mistaken

May He touch with my hands
See through my eyes
May He speak through my lips
Live through my life


I bring this all up to say that today I had a random playlist blasting music through my headphones while I worked on a variety of computer projects. The playlist suggests new music based on tunes I already enjoy, and today it began to play a new song (to me) by a new band I’ve never heard of.

When they reached the chorus I was struck by how similar the lyrics were to Barfield’s song above. Take a look:


Let Them See You

JJ Weeks Band

Take away the melodies, take away the songs I sing
Take away all the lights and all the songs You let me write
Does the man I am today say the words you need to say

Let them see You in me let them hear You when I speak
Let them feel You when I sing
Let them see You, let them see You in me

Who am I with out Your grace, another smile another face
Another breath a grain of sand passing quickly through Your hand
I give my life an offering take it all take everything


Would you fall so in love with Jesus … would you aggressively go after Him to such an extent … would you know Jesus (and not just know about Him) … to the point where His Spirit saturates and sources our lives so when people look at us, they don’t just see us but they see Him?

Sure the world will still see the freckles on your face, that scar you received when falling off your bike at age five, and the ever graying hair at the sides of your head … but when the world looks at you, do they see the heart, love, nature, character, attitude, and life of Jesus?

If not, would you go after Him until it happens?


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