How Do You Fall In Love With Jesus?

How do you fall in love with Jesus?

The same way you fall in love with anyone else.

They show interest in you, and you show interest back.

Someone initiates a conversation, and begins investing their time.

Talking to them becomes a priority because there’s SOMETHING there that you don’t understand yet, but just want more of.

They write you a love letter, and you read it over and over.

You write one back.

You make them a priority in your life, and begin carving time out of your daily routine because you want them. You want their attention, you want their love, you want to know who they are and how they work.

You sacrifice something here to show you care more for them than that, and you give up something there because you want to know what will happen if you spend just one more hour with them now.

You share your secrets with them. You tell them the best parts, the worst parts.

Give a little time every week, and you’ll find you want it more than just on Friday or Saturday nights. Give them a little time every day, and you’ll wonder why you thought that one thing was so important.

You talk about the things you’d rather not, but kind of do – just to see if they’ll still want you.
The more you invest, the more you’ll love.
This is what we were supposed to understand when we heard, “Where your treasure is, your heart will be also.”

Somehow we turned it into a currency of money instead of a currency of time and intimacy.

Spend all your money on a person, and that’s a cheap reason to stay.

Spend all your time and secrets on a person, and that’s a heart you won’t be able to leave.

Invest your treasures in Jesus, and your heart will follow.

Few of us love at first sight; we need beauty, passion, or interest to slowly reel us in.

Stop waiting for Jesus to be any of these things for you; he already has.

Beautiful enough to design the mountains and rivers for your admiration, passionate enough for you to die, and interested enough in you to sell off the whole world for you.

He wrote down his entire life story for you, a love letter thousands of pages long – just so you would know him and fall in love with him.

He fell in love with you before first sight.

And he’s stopped at nothing – not even death – to show you how much he wants you.
He’s waiting for you to start falling in love back.

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  1. Candice Jenee' says:

    I recently came across the "Good Women" webiste, and it led me here to your blog. I just want to say thank you for speaking in such a raw, true way. The things you have said here are a great reminder to me about the Man who gave it all for me, and that He is waiting for me to return the love.
    Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. Simple Single Mom says:

    Beautiful post! What a wonderful way to see falling in love with Jesus.

  3. josh-stephens.com says:

    Lauren, this is incredible (as always). The story of love that the Bible holds is the most beautiful love story of all time, yet often times we fail to acknowledge it as so. Thank you for the reminder, the hope, and the wisdom.
    Praying for you and Max as you embark on another incredible journey together. May you fill your life with love, memories, and laughter!

    With respect,
    Josh

  4. Rachel says:

    This is awesome! I've been annoyed with myself in the past for ignoring my relationship with Christ and expecting it to continue to be strong – it's just like any other relationship only Jesus will continue to love you even when you fail horribly at holding up your end.

  5. jassy says:

    that was great to read…..for people and God and i seriously need to give my time to him more……its so hard and i have no idea why

  6. Anonymous says:

    I want this, but only if it's real. Who exactly initiates the conversation? A conversation has two parts and I don't see the use in talking with myself.

  7. Matt Shedd says:

    wow!

    The insight into this one little verse is amazing!

    Thank you.

  8. Just me says:

    I needed this. Thanks, Lauren!

  9. kelly summers says:

    this. is. so. good.

    even though i hate that we have to put human characteristics on Him (like that) when He is so much more than we could ever dream up, i love how this makes it real.

    "Somehow we turned it into a currency of money instead of a currency of time and intimacy."
    i love this. even if we spend our money wisely and tithe and give, that physical act won't bring us any closer to Him. but falling in love. getting to know Him. casting off the meaningless, futile desires just to be near Him more often, that is what matters.

    i definitely needed this today

  10. happy owl erin says:

    i love this! thanks. :))

  11. elizabeth says:

    Awe this is beautiful!! I'm lovin your blog!!

  12. Joelle says:

    Lauren I just love, love, love this post. It reminded me of something my pastor said about being able to trust in God, and how you can't trust a God you don't know. Obviously you can't love a God you don't know either, and that's why spending time with him is so vital. I basically wish all my blog readers would just read you as well, because I re-direct them here so frequently.

  13. Kari Carda says:

    WOW. This is absolutely beautiful. I have never met you and yet your posts speak as if I am having a conversation with a friend. What wonderous ways that Lord has used you to discover who He is and to share that with people you know and people you may never meet. You are God's instrument. Thank you for speaking truth.

  14. Rebecca Sharpe says:

    Thank you! So simple that it just makes sense!

  15. Calida says:

    Lauren, I've found this entry by chance (totally googled, "Falling in love with Jesus" haha). I wanted to tell you that these are some of the exact things that I wanted to say to my youth, as I will be giving them a lesson at our youth gathering this coming Monday. But because you summed it all so nicely and succinctly, may I please show them this blog post?

    I pray that God continue to use you and your family to glorify His Kingdom, to glorify His holy name, and I thank God that I chanced upon this blog <3

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