“The great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, and at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him.” -CS Lewis
I saw this tidbit of Mere Christianity^^ today and couldn’t help but relate it to my life…so of course, I had to take time out of my crazy, busy, hectic schedule and blog! It’s been a while, folks. I apologize. However, I have a lot to catch you up on and not a whole lot of time, so here goes nothing!
So part one of that quote: “our feelings come and go, His love for us does not.” GOOD STUFF. In my life, recently, it’s been a roller coaster of emotions: excitement, sadness, deep joy, nervousness…pretty much any emotion; you name it, I’ve experienced in the last month or so. Those emotions haven’t come because I am in some horrible place, but they’ve come out of a place of learning how to walk deeply with Jesus. The negative ones are a direct result of my fleshly tendencies: prone to wander, right? The positive feelings aren’t simply “I’m happy today” feelings, but they reach deep wells within my soul. God has been teaching me what it means for him to be my shepherd. He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul–quite literally. He leads me well. He is teaching me how to be the best follower I can be because if I don’t follow Him well, I can very quickly get myself in some deep stuff. So I have decided to follow Jesus to wherever he leads me, because I want to be with him. I want my life to revolve around the person of Jesus, because He is the best.
The last whole section of that quote: POWER. He is relentless that we would be cured of our sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him. He is on a mission, to set our hearts ablaze, to watch the world he created changed. He stopped at nothing to wash us clean: He sent Jesus, to die on a cross and defeat death. Jesus literally took the wrath of God upon himself and ANNIHILATED the sins of us and death. I’m learning how to live out of that place–my college pastor once said “Every person you lay eyes upon has immense value to God” and I am finally catching the vision behind that statement. Jesus died for every person around me. Therefore, I am learning how to love people well. Like really, deeply love people. It’s been fun, it’s definitely been a process, but it’s been refining and fun. Jesus has been recaptivating my heart and allowing me to learn not only to love people well, but to love Him well…SO FUN.
Anyways, today, I am thankful for the way Jesus chases me, the way he loves me, the way he teaches me.
He’s my wonderful friend.
He’s my magnificent King.
He’s worthy of it all.