Originally published Thursday, 23 May 2013.
A relationship with Jesus is like any other relationship, it requires the very same thing that any relationship requires….
If you think of those you are closest to, what is it that the relationship requires?
For me, in my life, it is usually some form of constant communication:
· Time spent
· Conversations had
· Love exchanged
· Text messages
· Phone calls
· Time to just hang out and be with each other.
WELL guess what, Jesus wants the same thing from us…
Here is the thing, for a relationship to be strong, it requires time…nothing more…if you love that person you want to spend time with them, you enjoy them, you can’t get enough of them….
That is how Jesus feels about each one of us, whether you believe that our not……it is TRUE.
God (of the Universe) sent His son to die for our sins so that we could be forgiven and in a relationship with Him.
Now THAT qualifies as love in my book....
And He wants to spend time with us…. He loves us…. He wants to just be with us, because He loves us THAT MUCH…despite ourselves…despite our imperfections.
I often spend good quality time just “being” with Jesus and it is so awesome, but then I get busy, stressed, all the things of this world including “doing” things for God and I actually just plain forget about Him!
It sometimes takes something that really stresses me out to remember I need to be loved on by Jesus, I need to crawl up in His lap and just sit there!
I feel most LOVED by Him when I just sit with Him, focused on what He wants to tell me, I may pray to Him and then listen, I may put on some great music and worship Him, I may cry out to Him if things have gotten really bad, I usually thank Him because in everyday there are blessings, even in the hard days.
If I can’t think of anything to thank Him for, I thank Him for the home I live in, the car I drive, the clean water I drink…. I tell Him I trust in Him and trust Him…for I know He is good, even when I don’t understand what is going on around me.
So that is all I have for today… just a short note on how much God loves us and how much He wants us to choose Him…. Seek Him…. The Bible says “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)