FALL in Love with Y'shua
Do you want to mention what’s been burnt into your heart about, “If you love me, you’ll obey me?” That thought is very pertinent here. If you can feel it, could you go ahead and share it with us? If you can’t, that’s okay.
Jesus said, “If you love Me, you’ll obey Me.” There are two ways that you could hear that. You can hear it as a harsh burden: “If you love Me, you’ll OBEY Me!” Or you can hear it as the overflow of a loving relationship, “If you LOVE Me, then you’ll obey Me.”
How do you hear that? If we fall in love with Jesus, then obeying Him is not a burden. Jesus said that His ways and His commandments are not burdensome. If His commands are a burden to you or me, we need to look into our hearts. Do I love Jesus? Am I experiencing His love? Do I appreciate what He’s done for me? Do I appreciate what a high price He paid for me to save me from my sins? “If you love Me, you’ll obey Me”… because of the relationship He has drawn us into through His kindness.
Do you all understand the idea of “falling in love”? Do you understand what people mean when they use that phrase? FALLING in love! (Leans back in chair as if to fall) “If you can see how beautiful and wonderful I am, you will FALL in love with Me.” “If you love Me, you will want to forsake your life and you will want to obey Me.” Amen?
Why do you think they call it “falling in love”? It is because when we fall in love with someone, we abandon ourselves. You men who are married, when you fell in love with your wife, you abandoned yourself for her, didn’t you? In my country, we call that “falling in love.” Jesus has fallen for us that we might fall for Him.