Have you fallen in love with Jesus yet?
Don’t fool yourself into thinking this is a trivial question.
I’m not talking about reading a daily Bible verse or chapter or something from the OT, NT, Psalms and Proverbs and supposing you’ve fallen in love with Jesus.
I’ve done that but I discovered that is not falling in love with Jesus… that’s religion.
I’m not talking about spending five minutes praying your wish list and figuring you can cross prayer off your daily devotions routine.
I’ve done this but found this isn’t falling in love with Jesus… this is religion.
I’m not talking about attending Sunday school, Church on Saturday or Sunday, and occasionally going to Wednesday service while kidding yourself that this is falling in love with Jesus.
I’ve done this also, but this isn’t falling in love with Jesus either… if you’re just practicing religion.
- Jesus didn’t die so you could learn to practice a new religion.
- Jesus died so you could live a new relationship with the living God.
- Emptiness is past. Fulfillment is present.
Jesus died and rose from death so you could experience life in all its fullness.
Why do you need to know this?
Because you don’t have to be alone any longer and wonder what life is about.
Life is about learning how to and practicing an intimate relationship with Jesus.
When Jesus came, he said, “The right time has come. The Kingdom of God is near you. Turn your life around. Get in sync with the Good News.” Mark 1:15.
This means stop what you’ve been doing, which isn’t working and start doing what works.
- Quit making excuses.
- Quit religion.
- Quit failing.
Imagine what your life would look like and become if you fell in love with Jesus.
- You’d treat your spouse differently.
- You’d treat your friends and enemies differently.
- You’d treat yourself differently.
Today, while it is still today, fall in love with Jesus. Pray this prayer, “Lord Jesus, shame on me for doing religion and calling it a relationship with you.”
Dare yourself to grow up.
For things to improve in your life, you need to let Jesus improve you by letting Jesus love you.
I’ve observed life isn’t as complicated as I’ve tried to make it.
The turn around for me wasn’t learning another positive thinking quotation… or affirmation… or visualization. I’m daily learning how to let Jesus love me moment by moment.
I’m learning to bring Jesus into my marriage. I’m learning to bring Jesus into my struggles and disappointments. I’m learning to bring Jesus into things I’m embarrassed to talk about. Consequently, I’m learning more and more about falling in love with Jesus.
How about you?
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Letting God Love You: Accepting Life in All Its Fullness