Jesus is Not a Sedative!

This 1-minute devotion explains why Jesus is like an "IV" injecting truth into our souls. #Jesus #BibleLoveNotes

Sometimes we just want to be “sedated,” lulled to sleep by the things of the world, oblivious to the spiritual needs around us.

Some Christians even think Christ is their “sedative,” saving them so they can rest, relax, and “sleep” through this life before heading to heaven.

But Christ is no sedative.

He is more like an IV of truth injected into our souls:

1. Renewing our minds, so we can be “filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” 

2. Strengthening our behavior, so we can “walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him.” 

3. Inspiring our purposes, so we can bear “fruit in every good work...with all power.”

Yes! When we genuinely allow Christ to do His work in our lives we gain “endurance and patience with joy.” He really is like an IV for our souls!

These phrases come from Colossians 1:9-12. Why not study that passage this week?

This 1-minute devotion explains why Jesus is like an "IV" injecting truth into our souls. #Jesus #BibleLoveNotes

Bible Love Notes


  1. Hi Gail, I'm one of the writers at 5 Minutes for Faith and saw your comment there from UBP13. I'm so glad I came over for a visit. I became a subscriber! Your site is beautiful and full of encouragement. Many blessings to you!!

    I'm hoping you'll come over and say hello at Counting My Blessings -

  2. Gail, thanks for sharing God's truths in such poignant ways. We are a people who want instant relief... a quick cover-up. I'm so thankful that our God wants so much more for us! As we sink into Him in prayer and trust, He covers us with His beautiful peace.
    I was blessed by your visit today!
    Have a wonderful week with our Lord ~ Mary

  3. Perfect timing Gail!
    Thank you always for the encouragement.
    Just wanted you to know that I share your BLN with my Bible Study group who are Spanish speakers mainly, and are not very computer savvy, so although they don't register with your blog, they are reading and growing from them.

    Blessings your way

  4. How awesome that I can listen to this! I choose healing. Intentionally casting my cares on Jesus today.

  5. You title caught me, and I couldn't help but think that Jesus doesn't just want us to breath, He wants us to LIVE!

  6. Thank you for this post. Very appropriate for this time when our country and the world are living through a crisis. Many of us, at times, would like to just close our eyes, say a prayer and have it all go back to "normal". But these are times when Christians must embrace the courage and perserverance of Christ. As the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy in II Timothy 1:7, "For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline".