When You're In Love
Here are the notes from Chapter 6 of Crazy Love:
Have you ever met someone who is utterly and desperately in love with Jesus?
When you are truly in love you go to great links to be with the one you love.
"The critical question for our generation, and for every generation, is this: If you could have heaven with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict, or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven if Christ was not there?" - John Piper
How many of you will read those words and say "You know I just might be OK with that"?
Isn't it what God wants of us: to crave this relationship with Him, as we crave all genuine love relationships?
Galatians 5: 13-14
Is loving God, and by extension loving people, what you are about? Is it what being a Christian means to you?
When loving Him becomes obligation, one of the many things we have to do, we end up focusing even more on ourselves.
God wants to change us. He died so that we could change. The answer lies in letting Him change you.
As we begin to focus more on Christ, loving Him and others becomes natural. As long as we're pursuing Him, we're satisfied in Him. It's when we stop actively loving Him that we find ourselves restless, and gravitating towards other means of fulfillment.
There is nothing better than giving up everything and stepping into a passionate love relationship with God. The God of the universe, who made galaxies, leaves, and laughter, and me and you.
|Lake Victoria, Uganda|
It turns out that the Bible is right, it is better to give than to receive. God is the only true giver and He needs nothing from us. But still He wants us. He gave us life so that we might seek and know Him.
|Photo by: Hayley Catt|
Right now 100 million angles are praising God's name. He certainly doesn't need to beg or plead with us. We should be the one begging to worship in His presents.
Malachi 3: 10
...No one can out give the One from who all things come. If you really want to experiences God's supernatural provision, than do as He says, test Him. Give more than you can manage, and see how He responds.
|Photo by: Hayley Catt|
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*Quotes from Crazy Love by Francis Chan
*Photos by me, unless stated otherwise.