From the moment of your conception I have been waiting for you to fall in love with me. As your creator, I planted a seed in your soul at birth that would grow deep roots and reach toward the heavens to embrace the spiritual side of your earthly existence.
When did you fall in love with me? Was it in the wee hours of the night when you cried out to me because you had no answers or help in your time of need; was it then that you discovered my love for you? What about the time you faced the tragedy of a job loss or the heartbreak of divorce? It might have been at a church altar after the pastor delivered a heartfelt call for repentance.
When did you fall in love with me? Did it take a tragic moment before you sought my love? Maybe it was an addiction, or the chilling experience of death that drove you into my arms. Or, was it in a time of desperation and hopelessness that you quietly heard me call your name and the seed of love sprouted growth?
Our life experiences with the Almighty occur in HIS ordained time. It’s an ongoing process, never ending and always growing us to point us in the direction of God’s unfailing love. The divine plan is to have us fall in love with our Maker and desire a spiritual relationship that we cannot find in human bonding.
“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 8:38-39
God’s love was appointed to us from the moment of conception. It is unchanging unless we elect to reject his gift of forgiveness for our sin. Even if you reject His love, that seed He planted in your soul at birth will continue to surface right up to our last breath to point us in the direction of His light and love.
I was age 8 when I accepted Jesus into my life. To say I had fallen in love with Him would not be true. It has been through many life battles, trials and heartaches that I have learned the true depths of His love; a love that continues to develop and grow to this day.
Let me ask you this. If your life was snuffed out today and you were to stand before the throne of God, what would be your answer to the question “When did you fall in love with me?”
Would it be never or would it be a definitive time and place based on a faith-based proclamation of witnessing God’s relentless love in pursuing a relationship with you in your present situation?
These are questions that must be answered individually. When we will exhale our last breath, there is no guarantee that our final resting place would be heaven if you can’t answer the question, “When did you fall in love with me?”
God loves us so much that he gave up His Son to die for us. In exchange for that sin sacrifice only one thing is required of us… a love relationship with Him. It’s not hard, doesn’t cost money and has benefits beyond our imagination… eternal life, forgiveness, healing, acceptance… to name a few.
So let me ask you again, “When did you fall in love with Jesus?” If you aren’t sure or are clueless what a love relationship with Jesus means, then contact me. I would love to share.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father God, you are merciful, gracious and forever seek ways to point us to the eternal benefits of falling in love with Jesus. To those who do not know you, I ask that the Holy Spirit brings life circumstances, situations and events that clearly point to the redemptive cross of Jesus.
I am not perfect and each day my relationship with you is a renewal and remembrance of that moment I fell in love with you. Your love for me is unconditional.
Thank you God for showing your love for us in “that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”. Romans 5:28
My dear Cousin Denise: Thank you for writing this. I believe this is my favorite post of yours for all time so far. Simply put and powerful. I’m sharing and I pray that those God ordains to read it will do the same.
Thank you! I am glad you wanted to share.