me and Jesus

Yes…That’s me hugging this symbolic statue of Jesus praying at the garden of Gethsemane… but I took this photo to make a point on today’s blog. I tell you though I really feel like this…in my heart, mind and soul .

 

 

I was listening to R.C.Sproul the other day and he had on his radio program a Muslim who converted to Christianity.  He was explaining that Muslims don’t believe in a god in three persons and they don’t consider god as a father.  They respect their god but they don’t have an intimate relationship him.  Other religions who worship a monotheistic god also don’t have that kind of relationship with their god.

We Christians worship our God who is one God in three distinct persons… who is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Because of God’s unique character…we Christians are able to have the experience of having a very intimate relationship with Him.

I was at a place on Long Island called Our Lady of the Island in Manorville NY where my son took the picture you see at the top of this blog.  My mother in law was Catholic and she took us to visit this beautiful place many years ago and we still visit there today.  The landscape in the summer is unbelievably beautiful and peaceful.  So as we drove around to the different displays there…I wanted to take that picture with the Jesus in the outdoor display.  I know… I know it’s not really Him…but I just felt like I wanted to take that photo so I can….you guessed it… put it on my blog!  So… this is the scripture that I want to focus on:

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John 13:23-25   Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.

25 He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?

In this scripture it is believed John the apostle was the one whom Jesus loved because there were other scriptural references to him being the one Jesus was referring to.  Why did Jesus single John out?…I don’t know…but I can tell you that Jesus loves all of us like that!  We can all lean on Jesus like that spiritually by the power of the Holy Spirit.  It’s amazing that our God is so special that He is one God containing 3 distinct persons within Him and we can have a very deep and personal relationship with all three persons.  That God even lets us get that close and personal with Him is a wonder in itself.  That our God adopted us and made us His own children to rule and reign with Him forever is mind blowing!!

 

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As powerful and mighty as our God is…He allows me to be very personal with Him.  Do we take advantage of that?  I can tell you this about me….I HAVE BEEN ALL OVER GOD since I became a committed Christian!!!  I can’t get enough of Him!  For the first 10 years of my relationship with Him a talked with Him for about8 hour a day every day.  Ask my husband and kids.  I prayed a lot.  I wanted to know everything about Him…God talked back to me…He showed me visions and has shown me so much love.  Why would I not want to throw myself at His feet?

This is the scripture that opened my eyes and caused me to run after God:

1 Corintians 2:10-11 For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 11For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.…

When I read that the Holy Spirit knows the deep things of God…I was like…”Holy Spirit tell me as much as this human girl can stand!!!”  I bugged the Holy Spirit so much to tell me what He knew and to help me to speak with my God…and He did!  I knew The Holy Spirit was the wonderful way for me to connect with my God.  I also had to know God’s word so the enemy could not trick me with false visions and words.  I say his because it’s very important and the enemy did try to intervene.

Why would God say He so loved the world and then would not want to communicate with us?  He loves me…He loves you and He wants to talk to us and have a relationship with us!

 

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I am obsessed with God!!  I’m so in love with Jesus!  I yearn like mad for the presence of the Holy Spirit!!!

Why?  There is a song that Cee Cee Winans sings and these are the words and a link to the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq8VP9osGrg

 

Alabaster Box

Verse

The room grew still
As she made her way to Jesus
She stumbles through the tears that made her blind
She felt such pain
Some spoke in anger
Heard folks whisper
There’s no place here for her kind
Still on she came
Through the shame that flushed her face
Until at last, she knelt before his feet
And though she spoke no words
Everything she said was heard
As she poured her love for the Master
From her box of alabaster

Refrain

And I’ve come to pour
My praise on Him
Like oil from Mary’s alabaster box
Don’t be angry if I wash his feet with my tears
And I dry them with my hair
You weren’t there the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt
When he wrapped his love all around me and
You don’t know the cost of the oil
In my alabaster box

Verse

I can’t forget the way life used to be
I was a prisoner to the sin that had me bound
And I spent my days
Poured my life without measure
Into a little treasure box
I’d thought I’d found
Until the day when Jesus came to me
And healed my soul
With the wonder of His touch
So now I’m giving back to Him
All the praise He’s worthy of
I’ve been forgiven
And that’s why
I love Him so much

Refrain

And I’ve come to pour
My praise on Him
Like oil from Mary’s alabaster box
Don’t be angry if I wash his feet with my tears
And I dry them with my hair
You weren’t there the night He found me
You did not feel what I felt
When he wrapped his love all around me and
You don’t know the cost of the oil
In my alabaster box

 

Jesus has done so much for me but the thing that touches me the most beside the number one thing of my salvation is that… God loves me for me.  I don’t have to try to impress Him.  He just loves me so much and I know and really feel His love for me!  Sometime I just cry out of the blue because of this.  I love my husband and I love my kids and granddaughter…but I’m obsessed with my Father God and He’s just fine with my obsession with Him.   I will be this passionate about God until the day He calls me home to be with Him.  Then my obsession will end and my procession will begin because the groom will meet His bride.

Saints of God…we should feel like David did……..As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. (Psalms 42:1)

As I stated in the beginning of this blog…other people have monotheistic gods that you can’t have a relationship with…but we have a very unique God that has an unusual characteristic that allows us to interact with Him intimately. How great is that?  How great is He? This is a gift that God has given us…let us open our gift and enjoy Him and worship Him.

 

 

Mathew 22:37 ....'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind

Mathew 22:37 ….’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind

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