Falling in Love with Jesus is an important step in any believer’s walk with Christ. All of the works and results that most people look for come from first falling in Love with Jesus. Why is this? It’s because everything flows through Jesus. When you recognize your need for a savior, you love Jesus and what he did. Why? Because there is no other path to righteousness.
Romans 3: 21-25 – “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness because in his divine forbearance, he had passed over former sins.”
When The World Talks About Love, It Forgets About Falling in Love With Jesus
When the world talks about love, it rarely stems from Jesus, which is even true for many Christians. Instead, love for most people is a feeling. When that feeling is strong, we tend to progress relationships into romantic relationships that sometimes even move towards marriage. But when happens when you marry someone and that feeling is gone? Then what?
The love Jesus brings into our life is unconditional. He died for the whole world, and the gift of grace is available to all who will accept it (Romans 6:23). The reality is that all humans are deserving of death because of our sin, but God loves us so much that he created a way for us to be one with him again.
When you recognize this and Jesus reveals himself to you, it breaks you down because you feel real love for the first time. We are supposed to spread this type of love to the whole world. It’s why through Jesus Christ, we can love our enemies because we KILLED Jesus on a Cross, and he still loved us anyway.
In Luke 23:34, it says, “And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.'”
The power of this statement cannot be denied. To be dying at the hands of wicked men after you lived a life of no sin and still be able to ask the father to forgive sets the stage for the way Christians need to live life.
Let the Love for Jesus Flow to Others
Matthew 22:37-39 “And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Christians are called to Love God with everything that we have in us. Our number 1 purpose is to glorify God, and nothing does that better than just loving him. We read our bibles, pray, and give not because good works lead to our salvation but because good works flow out of our salvation.
When you hear the good news of Jesus Christ, what else matters? The fact that you were on the path the hell and lost with no way to a righteous God who created everything in the universe. But God loved you and me so much that he would not just give us what we deserved, which is an eternity burning in hell. So instead, he decided to provide a way for broken sinners like you and me.
What did God do? He sent his only son to live here on earth just like us. To feel the pain we live in, yet he did not sin even one time.
Jesus was fully God and fully man, and he took on all of our sins when he was killed on the cross. He became the perfect sacrifice for our sins. But then, three days later, God raised Jesus from the dead and proved that Jesus was God and the only person ever to beat death.
Anyone who believes in the death and resurrection of Jesus and accepts Jesus into their hearts gets to be saved. It comes because of the grace of God, and that’s it. None of it comes from the work we do on our own, but it comes from what Jesus has accomplished on the cross.
When you begin to understand the amazing work of the Gospel, you want to tell others, which is one of the purest forms of love. Yes, love is always giving and helping others, but the best way to help someone is to give them hope in Jesus that is everlasting.
Love They Neighbor and Help Them to Fall In Love With Jesus
But I don’t want to shove my beliefs down their throats! How many times have you heard Christians say this? We often use the excuse of not sharing the Gospel because we don’t want to offend. We need to adjust how we think of this.
First, pray for the courage from Jesus to be able to boast in who he is and what he has done in our lives. We have to remember that nothing happens in our own strength.
The second thing you need to do is remember the love of Jesus that you could never earn. Remember the Gospel and what he has done for you. When you remember what he has done and your own story through Jesus, how can you not share that? You were dead in sin, but now because of Grace and faith, you get to be alive in Christ (Colossians 2).
Talk to people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and do it as often as you can. If you believe in Jesus, it means that you believe that those who don’t know him will spend an eternity suffering in hell. How can you know that about someone and not tell them about the Gospel? So the most loving thing you can do is share the Gospel as many times as it takes.
Faith = Salvation and Not Works
Too many Christians think that Faith comes from doing good work. It’s understandable because culturally, this is what is preached in the western world. Work and good deeds are everything. Most people think that a heaven is a place for good people. If you can be good enough in this world, then maybe you can get to heaven, right? But what is the standard of good or bad?
Most people create their own standard of Good and bad and go off of that. So when people die, most people think that they are good people. But the reality is that God’s standard is perfection! We have to be completely righteous, and we can not do that on our own. Jesus has to come and live that righteous life and then take on all of our sins for us.
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and Believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will not be saved (Romans 10). Your salvation will never be from your work; it is from the work that Jesus did on your behalf.
As a result of accepting the Love of Jesus, you are GIVEN the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is what allows you to live in a similar way to Jesus. As a result of this gift, you then begin to produce good works in your life. The works are the proof that Jesus is in your heart and not the reason for it.
James 2:14-18 “What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good[is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”
Matthew 7: 15 – 20 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them
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