Saturday, June 29, 2024

How Deep is Your Love?

How Deep?
by David Brenneman 

It never ceases to amaze me where the content comes from that God uses in these posts.  As it has been for over 5 an a third years so it continues.  God's still taking it places that I could never go. A year ago I was making mention of the blog breaking 108,000 views. Today,  a mere 1 year later, 248,000 views.  I hand out cards with the website on them, post this to Facebook, but the Spirit is doing the legwork. 

Today's comes from a different look at the lyrics of a song.  Just some of the words of a particular Bee Gees song "How Deep is Your Love".  

Some people know this song very well others, perhaps the younger generations, not so much. 

But, for me, I was mowing and was thinking of some of the words to that song in relationship to struggling Believers.  

How deep is your love for Jesus?
This is really where it's at. 
This is where the rubber meets the road. 
This is where reality sets in.

If indeed you are loving the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul and spirit does it show?

Should an epitaph be written of you would it speak of your great love of God as the greats in the faith recorded in the Bible?

For me, should anyone have to write concerning me, I want nothing said of my physical achievements in my life.  Use whatever fleeting seconds someone is using, reading about me, to go seek out my Savior. 

What you worship outside of your Creator will become the chains that bind you. 

I said that several days ago. 

Whatever is most important to you, that receives more of your heart than Jesus is who you love more than Jesus.  Think about that. 

Is your success so important that your relationship with Jesus suffers?

Is your success in raising a family coming at the expense of your relationship with Jesus?

Is your success in the eyes of mankind more important than knowing your Savior and Lord personally?

How deep is your love for Jesus?

We used to sing a song in Church. 

"They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love! They will know we are Christians by our love."

"When we walk with the Lord. In the light of His word. What a glory He sheds on our way. While we do His good will. He abides with us still. Never fear only trust and obey. Trust and obey. For there's no other way to be happy in Jesus. But to trust and obey."

How deep is your love for Jesus? 
How much time to you invest in your relationship with Jesus as opposed to the people in your life?

How much of your time, energy and effort goes towards your Spiritual needs vs your physical needs?

‭“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;  for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21.

Knowledge accumulated, wisdom stored, physical stuff acquired, fame the world over, all are rubbish in light of knowing Jesus. 

We don't take anything with us when we die but our deeds done in our lives for Jesus.  

Jesus didn't die for our stuff. 
Jesus didn't die for our popularity. 
Jesus didn't die for our self-image. 
Jesus didn't die for our anything but our soul and spirit. 

How invested are you in your relationship with Jesus?  Does your life show it?  

A children's song says "If you’re happy and you know it
Say “Amen!” . . . Amen!
If you’re happy and you know it
Say “Amen!” . . . Amen!
If you’re happy and you know it
Then your life will surely show it;
If you’re happy and you know it
Say “Amen!” . . . Amen!"

How Deep is Your Love for Jesus?

All NASB 1995 and NASB Scripture Excerpts used by permission. (C) Lockman Foundation. 

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