Loving Jesus with every thing

January 13, 2009 Suzie

At the start of the year I was looking on John Pipers blog, Desiring God, love it! One thing he recommmended was to plan how we are going to read the Bible this year so i chose one the suggested reading plans and its’ really exciting! Basically i do a reading from four books of the Bible every day which at the moment are Genesis, 1 Chronicles, Psamls and Luke. Last night I came to read it and I really prayed that God would open my eyes to it being living and active. So as I got stuck in God showed me some new things which was really exciting.

I got to Luke 7 v 36-50, the passage about Jesus being annointed by the sinful woman. I have read this numerous times but this time as i read it, i cried. I have to say that hasn’t happened very often. But the beauty of her love was overwhelming. But what caught me, really grabbed my heart was when Jesus looks away from Simon to this woman and says what she has done. I could just imagine Jesus turning away from him to her with tears in his eyes, in awe of this love. She understands and she loves. Above all else she loves. It doesn’t matter to her who is there, what they think, she was so consumed with love that she had to do it.

It made me think about my love for Jesus. Do I love Jesus with all my heart, all my soul like this woman? Does it take over me? Does it make me serve Him and want to be in His presence?

Or am i more like Simon who didn’t even the do the most basic of things, is that how my love for Him is?

Oh that my love would be more like this woman. Jesus tells them that those who are forgiven more, love more which got me thinking about sin again. This has been on my mind a lot lately! Sin is not just ‘wrong things’ as i often call it! It is me wanting to run my life, it’s me wanting to push Jesus out of the rightful place in my life after all He has done for me! That is sin. A good friend reminded me that Sin is about God. Its about hurting Him, i read somewhere the other day, i think Genesis when He was pained by the wicked and evil that was being done. When I sin, I am hurting God, the God who made me, who loved me and sent His son for me. When thinking about it like that, I wanted to bawl and thats when i knew what it meant when Jesus to be forgiven much. Its not her sin was worse but she realised it more. Do i realise it every day? Do i repent and learn to live in His awesome love? I want to, more than anything. Iwant to live in His love. tHank you Jesus!

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  • 1. inrelentlesspursuitoftruth  |  January 15, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Oh this gripped me! So much!
    I want to be as abandoned in love as that woman was. I love that story. I always have. But through your writing, I can see it even clearer. I see what was being portrayed through telling this. Thankyou, sweetie! Your heart is such a treasure!

  • 2. mom2olivia  |  January 16, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Dear Sister, take heart. Jesus is with you! I know we can’t always feel Him, but it’s in the valleys of life that we grow. My prayer for you today is that would would feel God’s loving arms wrap around you. That you would truly thirst for His word, and that It will bring you truth, peace, and understanding. I know where you are in your journey, I’ve been there too, but with perseverence you will become stronger, bolder, and freeer. Know that you are thought about and you are not alone. Thinking about you, may you know Him more intimately, and never let satan get the best of you! Every negative thought is from the evil one. Just remember that. God is full of goodness and love, hope and joy, and anything less is from the devil. Be strong, do not fear. Hugs, Robin

  • 3. Michelle  |  January 21, 2009 at 6:41 am

    Wow, I LOVE that revelation. I have read that verse before, but have never had a revelation about it like what you just described. “It’s not that her sin was worse but she realised it more.” How right you are!

    Thank you so much for posting this. It honestly brought tears to my eyes… to see it in that light.

    With Love,
    Michelle


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