My daughter, Sarah, text me a quote she heard in chapel one morning at her college: “It takes 3 seconds to say I love you, 3 hours to explain it, and a life time to show it.”
First, let me say, I was excited that she was intently listening and second, that it made an impact on her heart to share it with me.
We can say we love so many things, like: I love french fries, I love going on a hike, I love singing and the list can go on and on….. But does that type of love even compare to the love you should have for Jesus?
Do you remember in John 21:15-19 when Jesus asked Peter three times, “Peter do you love me?” When Peter answered Jesus, “yes,” for the third time, Jesus told him to feed his sheep.
It is one thing to say you love Jesus, but the real test is your willingness to serve him. Peter had repented and Jesus was asking him to commit his life to Him.
Peter’s life changed from:
- fisherman to evangelist
- impulsive to “Rock”
- forgiven to free
Does our love for Jesus go beyond just saying I love you? That only take 3 seconds to say, but it will take a life time to show it. Ladies, we show others the love of Jesus: in the way we communicate, in our responses, in the way we love our husbands, if you are married, the way we treat our boss at work and how we honor our parents. This is not an exhausted list and I know you could add to it, but I believe you get the idea and if you are like me, you may be convicted.
We first need to understand the Love of God and that he sent the ultimate “love gift” to us in his son, Jesus. When we grasp how wide, how long, how high and how deep his love really is, then we will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.(Eph 3:18)
My prayer is that we will love God with our whole heart and show love to others.
Journeying with Him,