Jan 17, 2018
Listen to The Heart of Author and see why
The True ChristItian's Love to the Unseen Christ
by Thomas Vincent
is a book to be savored.
Have you ever asked yourself, "Why don't I love Christ more?" Do you wonder if others love Jesus more than you? You can intensify your love for Christ by intentionally pursuing Him. Get excited about loving Christ. It's our duty, but it's also our joy. Ignite your desire to love Christ more.
It starts with prayer, but prayer starts with worship. Sometimes we exhaust ourselves trying to be God in our prayers. God is faithful to answer prayer. Keeping a journal reminds us of His faithfulness and how we got to participate.
It's hard to comprehend how much Christ loves us. But He died for us and He rescued us from hell while we were His enemies. That alone should make us want to love Him more.
Cultivate your relationship. Intentionally seek Him more. You cannot simply muster up more love for the Lord. You need time alone with Him, time in prayer and time in His word. But prayer is a discipline and requires wrestling with your will.
Speaking of will, speak to your will. Jasa's story about talking to your will by name will entertain and inspire you. After wrestling with your will for a couple of weeks, it will bend. Train your will.
Next park your mind on a scripture every night before your head hits the pillow. Focus on it, pray it. Replace anxious thoughts with truth and don't let your runaway thoughts spin like a cotton candy machine in your head and pick up lies.
The result of loving Christ is engaging our hopes, desires and expectations with Him. Then we will never be disappointed. It's a set up for success. We become a new creation in Him.
Focus on Christ: what He has done, what He is doing and what He will do. And pray, "Lord, let me see a glimpse of You."