Falling In Love With Jesus

Falling in Love with Jesus

Submitted By: Veola Davis

My personal testimony of my Relationship with Jesus Christ.

What I have found and understand is that falling in love is definitely a process.  I believe we must first be introduced to, accept the offer for friendship and then seek to learn and get to know something more about the person we seek to love.  We must trust a person to really love them. Because you have to be all in; to open yourself up to any possible vulnerabilities. I really do love Jesus because I know He first loved me. I love Jesus not just because He is, not just because He gives, not just because lives- but because He loved me first.

I was taught as a young girl by my parents about the love of God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit – the God head. The bible clearly establishes the fact that Jesus loves me; He died for me to have eternal life.  As I reflect on the word like John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. So many songs were planted in my heart like: Oh How I Love Jesus, What a Friend we have in Jesus, I will trust in the Lord, Can’t no body do me like Jesus, There is a Balm in Gilead, Oh Seek, and Jesus be a fence, He was hung up for my hang ups, and Amazing Grace and so many others. Today, those words and songs still pop up in my spirit when times get difficult or trying reminding me of the one my allegiance is to.

I was taught to really love those I care about and not just in “mouth service”. I have always loved hard. If I loved you I really loved you; in spite of our differences. Another one of those things my daddy taught me. As I got to know Jesus more, more and then some more through my life experiences and encounters with Him. I realized that He really did love me better than I loved myself. I was wretched, undone, sinful and an enemy to God and He still loved me.  “For while I was yet a sinner Christ died for me.”   Romans 5:8.

Over the years I have come to realize there is a difference between loving God and falling in love with God (Jesus).  The intimate relationship I have with Jesus was developed over time, this kind of relationship must be done intentionally on purpose. You really do reap what you sow; although many sacrifices will have to be made. The Word of God was sown in my heart and I fell in love with the Man I once only read about in the bible. I choose to love Jesus, I choose to worship Him, I choose to talk with Him, I choose to walk with Him, I choose to take out time to communicate with Him, I choose to Love on Him and allow Him to love on me and minister to me. He is the lover of my soul and knows what I need when I need it. I just decided to let go and let my lover do what’s best for me (His love). My ultimate desire is to please the one I am in love with (JESUS)! In life I’ve had to continue to love Him and trust Him even when he didn’t do what I was believing him to do. 

I have seen the hand of God so many times in my life, now my desire is to know the heart and mind of God. Because of the love I have for Jesus, I can now love others in spite of the circumstances or differences.  I can truly say, falling in love and staying in love with Jesus is the best thing I’ve ever done with Jesus. The lover of your soul.    John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

I recommend that if you haven’t already fallen in love with Jesus; make it your priority to fall in love with Him; the lover of your soul.