Jesus replied: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 (NIV)
Have you ever thought about what it means to love God like that? Not only putting Him in first place in your life but living out the truth that Jesus is enough.
When our lives are filled with people and things, it’s easy to say that Jesus is enough. But do we really mean what we say? What if God puts us to the test and start removing things from our lives? Jobs, people, places, all the security that we came to depend upon. Would Jesus really be enough when it’s taken away from us?
Will we reach out for more of Him? Will we choose Him above the material world? Would He be enough to live with? Would He be enough to talk with, to depend upon? Would He be the only One we want to run to, in good times and in bad?
Knowing Jesus like that, is what loving Him is all about.
This world and it’s pleasures or it’s sorrows are but for a season and it passes away.
When we know Jesus and what He means to us, we value His friendship. It’s like asking the best friend you have ever known to move in with you and share your life. Kind of like marriage, but in the purest form. Knowing Jesus allows us to see life through different eyes. We know that “our home is in heaven and we are just passing through.”
We know that He is the only one that truly knows us and the only One that can guide us in the best direction for our lives.
The greatest treasure you can ever find, is Jesus. There is no one else like him. A moment spent with Him can take away a lifetime of sorrow. A moment spent with Him can teach you everything that you need to know.
Is Jesus enough for you? Is knowing Him more valuable than material things? When Jesus is enough, you will be the whole and completed person He created you to be in Him and through Him.
When Jesus is enough, you will never be lonely again. When Jesus is enough, you will know love like you have never known love before.
When Jesus is enough, you will find the secret to happiness, love and joy. When Jesus is enough, you will know what true freedom is all about.
By Stella Ashworth