Saturday, January 21, 2012


Lovesick- In love, or missing the person one loves so much that one is unable to act normally.
Most of us know the feeling. If you go on, you will find many people who know it and can describe it to its utmost extent. Most of us over the age of about 15 or 16 have been lovesick with a romantic love. It’s that yearning in our hearts to be with him/her. Everything reminds us of them; we’re hopelessly anxious. They’re all we can think about- and usually most of what we talk about.
Now imagine what the world would be like if we had people who felt that way with Christ.
In the bible Jesus tells us how we should pray. “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread…” Our daily bread. The bread is relating to a natural food that satisfies our hunger, but Jesus is speaking with a metaphor here. He’s relating bread to His presence, to a devotion time with Him. We are supposed to speak with Him and experience Him daily. We are supposed to thrive on that, to be at peace and completely satisfied-daily.
Imagine a world full of people who could not go one whole day without feeling desperate for Jesus. Imagine what it would be like if just skipping one day of quiet time with Him, one day without His manifest presence, if just that one day would cause you to be unable to act normally. To rely and depend on Christ this much is what He asks and requires of us. How long could you go without Him?
Imagine what it would be like if you acted so abnormally that people could spot it. Even acquaintances would come up to you and ask what was wrong today. Your friends could just see you from afar and know that something was off. This, my friends, is a life of complete devotion and surrender to Christ; to be unable to function without Him.
I believe the reality to be that none of us ever act like ourselves unless we are in His presence. We were designed to be in His presence continuously, but sadly, the devil and our sinful nature have done an outstanding job of making us forget that. When you are walking with Him, talking with Him, and communing with Him, you are being more of who you were meant to be than you could be at any other time or in any other way.
There is a void in you, and whether you are aware of it or not, no one can fill that void properly except our Father.
To close this entry I’d like to finish by reminding you of one very key ingredient to this life you’re about to step into. Jesus loves you. He wants to know you. That doesn’t mean He wants to know about you, because He already knows all about you. He wants to speak with you, to trust you, and for you to trust Him. This love, this astounding and abounding grace is the fuel for this life- He will draw you to Him, it is only your responsibility to receive and be drawn.