Fall in Love with Jesus

Fall in Love With Jesus

Ben CerulloBy Ben Cerullo2 Minutes

Jesus is the Lover of our souls, and He wants us to respond to that love by cultivating an intimate relationship with Him. We’re promised that He will draw near to us when we make a commitment to draw near to Him (James 4:8).

Although there’s no formula for having this kind of intimate, personal relationship with Jesus, the Bible gives us patterns and examples to follow:

  1. Regularly enter God’s presence. Just as with any relationship, you must spend time with the Lord and draw close to Him. The Bible explains how to do this: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name” (Psalm 100:4 NIV). Make this a daily habit!
  2. Develop a heart of devotion. God-honoring, Spirit-led worship always involves expressions of gratitude, awe, and devotion. Like the angels in Heaven, true worshipers will have lives that declare, “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power” (Revelation 4:11).
  3. Honor the Lord 24/7. For many people, worship is confined to singing songs or hymns during a church service. But it’s meant to be SO much more. The Bible tells us, Whatever you do, do ALL to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31). This means our love for Jesus should be expressed through our entire lives: home, work, church, friends, and community.
  4. Hang out with others who are passionate for Jesus. It’s important to fellowship with people who share our love for the Lord. Jesus promised us, “Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). Do you have fellow believers in your life to spur you on to greater affection for the Lover of your soul? That’s a vital ingredient for your spiritual growth and effectiveness.

My friend, I pray that you are enjoying a close personal relationship with Jesus today. Remember that He passionately loves you — shown by His death on the cross. Take time today to seek His face and cultivate a passionate love for Him as well.