There are (at least) four things I say to the Lord Jesus (at least) every day:
“I am in love with You.” (Because You first loved me.)
- “We love, because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
“I am in awe of You.” (Because of Your manifold greatness.)
- “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! [I noted in a recent post that I just love Paul’s passion which is demonstrated by how often he uses exclamation points in his writings… this verse is a great example!] For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” [And talk about a great “preposition paradise”!] (Romans 11:33,36)
- “… proclaim the excellencies who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)
- “seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises…” (2 Peter 1:3-4a)
“I am in debt to You.” (Because You bought me out of spiritual slavery with Your own body and blood.)
- “… you are not your own… you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God…” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
“I am all-in for You.” (Because You went “all-in” for me! And what other rational choice could one make, anyway? No-brainer.)
- “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
- “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate… even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.”” (Luke 14:26,27,33)
- “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it. For what will a man be profited, if he gains the whole world , and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:24-26)
“He is no fool” indeed.
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