Love Whispered Series- II – It’s Deliberate!

Shyju Mathew

"Experience the Word of God, in the power of the Spirit."

October 15, 2008

Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love Me? If you love me take care of My sheep.”

[John 21:16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.]

The word CARE was born from the idea of interest, and the Oxford dictionary defines its verb form as: “to feel concerned or interest” or “feel affection or liking.”

This care or attention cannot be born out of a sense of duty. The base necessarily has to be nothing else but LOVE! Jesus directly connected love with care! For Peter to take care of Jesus’ sheep would mean to spend Peter’s money, time and energy on them. If you love something, then you will spend time, money and energy on what you love.

Think about this: When you have a special someone in your life, do you not strive to keep him/her happy? If that’s your wife or girlfriend, do you love to buy her gifts? You wouldn’t mind talking to her 24/7, spending all your saved money on the phone bills! You wouldn’t even mind traveling, no matter how far, using all your energy and creativity to make that special thing happen for the love of your life! Why? Simply because you love that individual.

My point is: How much do you love God? Before you blurt out your answer, here’s another question: How much of your time, money, and energy in a day goes to God?

This thought has been storming my mind for a few days now, to the extent that I can’t do anything at all without thinking how I am wasting my time in anything else but in spending time with Jesus,the Lover of my soul. This desire is making me speak in tongues, taking occasional breaks getting lost in His love, even when I am with people!

I hope this blog does that to you from now on, because if you really love Jesus the way you say you do, then when was the last time you thought about Jesus? Did your last minute have Jesus in it? How long has it been since you whispered a word to Jesus today? Let your heart be disciplined to spend hours with your love. Make a deliberate attempt to spend time with the One you love.

Off you go with Jesus! I pray this post troubles you and convicts you enough to get lost with Jesus and think nothing but Jesus. Oh how I’d love to hear from you about it!

How do you keep yourself connected with Jesus during the course of your day?

 

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