Kristi’s Blog: Time Well Spent

I was reminded of something the other day that was pretty profound!  It was by a 12 year old girl – the daughter of a very good friend of mine.  She was speaking of her friend who is a year older than she is and how she wishes she was more like her friend.  “She keeps her room clean, obeys her mother, and does things like they’re supposed to be done.  When I come home from being with her I am so different for about two weeks.  I clean up after myself, I do what mom and dad ask me to do without fussing, all those good things.  Then, the longer I’m away from her I start to go back to how I’ve always been.”  I thought to myself…Girl you just preached a sermon!

Isn’t that how it is in our relationship with Jesus!  The more time we spend with Him, the more we begin to do things like He does.  The more we spend time with Jesus, the more we look like Him.  The opposite is likewise true.  The further we move away from Him, spending less time in His word, the less we act and look like Him.

I was challenged that day.  I want to be more like Jesus.  I want to be completely surrendered and so in love with Jesus.  As I posted a couple months ago, I am reading the book Crazy Love by Francis Chan.  WOW!  I truly want to be crazy in love with Jesus – to look like He looks, to act like He acts, to love like He loves.  I know that one of the best ways for that to happen is to spend time with Him – just simple, special time with my Best Friend.  That’s time well spent!

Jesus, help me to love You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength.  I know I need to be completely surrendered to You.  Help me with that.  Thank You for loving me like You do!  You’re amazing!

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