Did you know that there is a song by Michael W. Smith, called “Deep in Love with You” that I just love? “I’m deep in love with you, Abba, Father! I’m deep in Love with You, Lord! My heart, it beats for you Precious Jesus! My heart, it beats for You, Lord!” I am deeply in love with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Are you? I have been asked how I can make such a statement, and my reply is, “Because it’s true.” Being deeply in love with Jesus frees me from so much! It frees me from any worries I might have about my life, because experience has shown me that He takes care of me in all things! And good comes out of all things, if I truly trust and love the Lord.
Let me give you a concrete example: I have been diabetic for about 12 years and most of the time I’m pretty good about it. I know I am not the only one in the world dealing with this issue, but sometimes I feel like it. About a month ago, I got an email from a friend who asked me how I travel with all my diabetic supplies. I couldn’t figure out why he wanted to know because no one in his family is diabetic.
But I answered him and told him that on any flight, all my medications and needles and strips all go in my carry-on bag where they never leave my sight. When he answered me back, he explained that he was just diagnosed with Adult Late Onset Type One diabetes. It is not very common and you usually only see Type One in children. Anyway, we have started to swap recipes, jokes, and all kinds of things about diabetes, and I don’t feel so alone anymore and I can help him with some of the difficulties of a beginning diabetic, since I’ve been there a long time! I lost a job once and I was devastated because I loved what I had been doing! It turned out that it was a good thing for me, since the school environment changed drastically for the worse after I left, and I found another job that I love even more! I could give you a bunch more examples, but my question for you is: how deeply in love with Jesus are you? Where do you see Jesus? Do you have real joy, peace and love in your heart? How do you meet Jesus? Have you met him face to face? Do you try to find out all that you can about Him, like you do with sports figures? So what does all this mean? This means that I meet Jesus in meditation and we converse together. I listen; or maybe I just sit and love Him. It means that I have a depth of joy and love that allows me to be very peaceful when “bad” things happen. When I read the Bible, I see the power of God’s love for me, and I willingly return that love by loving those around me to the best of my ability. I read other spiritual authors and I know I am not alone in this! Being deeply in love with Jesus has changed me and it can change you too! Lord, to whom else could I go?
See you soon!