Thursday, August 07, 2008

A blurb that encouraged me

This blurb from My utmost for His highest really spoke to me a while back.  I am so in love with the Person of Jesus. Every teaching, every interaction with people in the scriptures, every gentle nudge he has ever given me , makes me love Him even more. I want to love Him better, He deserves better and better, and better. Here's to forward motion in my relationships and especially the one that means the most to me.

"If the closest relationships of life clash with the claims of JesusChrist, He says it must be instant obedience to Himself. Discipleship means personal, passionate devotion to a Person, Our Lord Jesus Christ. There is a difference between devotion to a Person and devotion to principles or to a cause. Our Lord never proclaimed a cause; He proclaimed personal devotion to Himself. To be a disciple is to be a devoted love-slave of the Lord Jesus. Many of us who call ourselves Christians are not devoted to Jesus Christ. No man on earth has this passionate love to the Lord Jesus unless the Holy Ghost has imparted it to him. We may admire Him, we may respect Him and reverence Him, but we cannot love Him. The only Lover of the Lord Jesus is the Holy Ghost, and He sheds abroad the very love of God in our hearts. Whenever the Holy Ghost sees a chance of glorifying Jesus, He will take your heart, your nerves, your whole personality, and simply make you blaze and glow with devotion to Jesus Christ."

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