In Reading John Bevere’s book, Good or God, there is a section where he talks about his love for Jesus. He compares it with dating, where all you do is think about the person you love, all day, every day.
I am sure we have seen couples where all they do is hold hands and look into each other’s eyes. You can’t pry them apart. They spend all day with each other, and if that was not enough, they spend the evening talking on the phone.
That is the love John Bevere talks about that we should have with Jesus, continually, every day, ALL. THE. TIME.
So I had to ask myself: Do I have that type of love for Jesus? Do I think about what it was like for Him to be hanging on the cross while I was still a sinner, the pain and humiliation He endured for me? Do I imagine what it must have been like for Him to carry the entire weight of sin on the cross, because of His love for mankind?
Somewhere along the way, the honeymoon turned into a routine. I pray, read the Bible, pray for others, go to church, thank the Lord and start all over again.
Col 3:1-2 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth
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So where is my mind?
Is my mind on the doing the work of the ministry, or the One that gave me the ministry?
What do we seek?
Do I seek recognition, acknowledgement, or an intimate relationship with Jesus?
I don’t want my love for Jesus to be a routine, where it can get bored and I lose interest. I want that spice back, to fall in love with Jesus all over again. I want to set my mind on things above, Jesus, and His love and goodness for me.
As I started to purposely think about Jesus, especially before going to sleep, I noticed a change taking place. Jesus began to fill my thoughts, not my to do list and worries.
This is certain: The more I meditate on Jesus and His goodness, the more I fall in love with Him all over again.
Try to purposely think about Jesus and His love for you, and He will invade your heart all over again.