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Are you feeling distant from God? Are you wondering how to fall in love with Jesus or how to rekindle your love for God? I think it’s normal in every Christian’s life to experience a feeling of distance in your relationship with God at some point or another.
In my darkest of days I felt like God had left me. Why didn’t I feel Him? Why wasn’t he protecting me from this chaos? I yearned for that closeness again. I wanted to be able to slow life down so I could figure out what happened and how to fix it.
Where did I start becoming complacent? And why was I relying on my feelings so deeply?
My days were a rush, a chaotic blur, like a tornado and I stood at its center, in the eerie calm, wondering did God move away from me or did I move away from Him?
I felt silent. Empty. Alone.
I would pray for God to put in me a desire to love Him more. I wanted that feeling of connection back with God. That peace in the storm. I hated the disconnect. I’d say, “Lord, I want to want you and feel you close!”
The Bible tells us that faith grows within us as we read and hear God’s word.
Consequently faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ.Romans 10:17
Can You Rekindle A Relationship With God
As Christians, we should be on fire for the Lord, and our desire to worship Him should be so strong that nothing compares to it. What happens when that fire burns out though? What are you to do when your devotion to Him suddenly feels like a dwindling flame?
In the fallen world that we live in, it’s easy to become caught up in the things we desire, the activities we have to do, the chores we have to get done, and the people we have to talk to. We get focused on how busy our lives are, that eventually following Jesus becomes more of a chore than an actual desire. Jesus becomes the God we’re “supposed” to serve, rather than someone we genuinely love and want to obey. Our faith falls off to the side, and you stop giving Jesus the attention He deserves from you. –BeliefNet
How do I go back to God
Are you wanting to start falling in love with Jesus? If we want to move faith from our heads to our hearts, we must fall in love with Jesus.
To fall in love with Jesus, we must know Him. Not superficially, but deeply. That kind of knowledge takes time and persistence, just like any good relationship. Jesus invites us to abide in His love — rest, stay, tarry — not rush past it. In John 15:9, He said, “‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.’”
Many of us equate loving Jesus with obedience. Obedience is surely part of showing we love Him; even Jesus said that. But the love Jesus wants is our affections, our emotions, the longing of our hearts. How do we get there? –Proverbs 31
Fall In Love With Jesus
We recognize that a love relationship with God extends beyond our emotions.
Everyone loves the feeling of falling in love. Our emotions are heightened, and we feel invincible. Spiritually, we have “mountain top experiences” where we feel intimately close to God. These could happen after a spiritual retreat or a convicting sermon. Yet, often with the spiritual highs comes a low point in our walk with God. Suddenly, we do not feel “close” to God anymore.
This emotional rollercoaster can lead to spiritual frustration. Scripture encourages us to know that God has given us everything we need to live a godly life. Therefore, in times when our emotions want to direct our relationship with God, we should hold tight to His word and practice discipline (1 Peter 1:3-11). –iBelieve
How Do We Show Love To Jesus
Falling in love with Jesus isn’t a list of to-dos. Is love mainly doing what Jesus said — so you love Jesus if you do what he said — or is it deeper and have to do with the heart and the affections? He says, “If you love mother or father more than me, you are not worthy of me. If you love son or daughter more than me, you are not worthy of me.” That means he is thinking of your love for Jesus like he thinks of your love for your children.
Well you don’t love your children by doing what they say, right? They are your treasure. You would die for these children. They are precious to you. You won’t sell them for billions and billions of dollars. They’re your treasure. Well, if Jesus isn’t a better treasure, a higher treasure, you are not worthy of Jesus.
We know what love is by what love does.
This is an elegant, devastatingly simple design. God made us to wear our love on our sleeves. He wired us to serve what we treasure. How we love ourselves is evident by how we serve ourselves, for good (Ephesians 5:29) or for evil (2 Timothy 3:2).
How we love our spouse or children or friends or pastors or co-workers or pets is evident by how we serve or neglect them. Whether we love God or money is evident by how we serve or neglect one or the other (Luke 16:13). In the long run, we cannot fake who or what we really serve. – Desiring God
Bible Verses to Help You Fall In Love With Jesus
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. – Deuteronomy 7:9
How precious is your unfailing love, O God! – Psalm 36:7
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. – Psalm 86:5
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. – Psalm 86:15
Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another. – John 15:9-17
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. – Romans 5:2-5
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:37-39
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. – 1 John 3:1
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:7-8
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:9-11
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. – Romans 13:10
And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8
How To Encounter God Through Journaling
Writing in a journal has the power to help you see the beauty of God at work in your life experiences. When you express your thoughts and feelings in a journal, you’ll be surprised by how much you discover about God in the process – and God will use your journal as a tool to transform you.
This is a 25 page PDF printable that is beautifully designed and filled with journaling prompts, scriptures, sections to write out bible verses, prayers, your thoughts, reflections and much more! Use this journal to help you fall in love with Jesus.
How do you rekindle your love for Jesus? Leave a comments and let me know.
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