Friday, March 18, 2011

Days of Lemt - Day Six

Love everyone it's in your heart to love

I was in a semi-rough neighborhood yesterday with a friend.  We were just there for a quick deed. We're both on this journey of LEMT- learning that loving Jesus looks more like being in love with Him than working at our Christian life - whatever that is...

We weren't in the neighborhood for very long.  But definitely long enough to feel the forces that are at work there, and long enough to feel the love of Jesus for that place.  Especially for all the kids out playing in the street, and for the older ones, and their struggle to maintain.  Its amazing how God works in our hearts in zero time. There was immediate compassion and hope and vision and purpose in our short visit.

Afterwards we were talking about our visit and how it was such an open door for ministry. I asked if she wanted to go be a missionary.  She said, "No.... I just want to tell them all about Jesus."  Haha!  I just think Jesus loved that, and laughed, and loved some more.

I think we're getting it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Days of Lemt - Day Five

Say YES! to Jesus

Growing in love with Jesus is saying YES! to everything that's true about Him. You feel it ring true in your spirit when you hear it, or see it.  You know it's true, and your heart jumps up and says Yes! That's my Jesus!

No matter when you hear it, Yes! 

...or where you hear it, Yes!

...or who you hear it from, Yes! THAT's My Jesus!!

Say Yes! Jesus! to THIS slew of truth about Him!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Days of Lemt - Day Four

Love Jesus in public

I know something just came to mind when you read that. What was it? Quick before its gone.
Think of this one like kissing your girlfriend/ boyfriend in front of your parents, or your friends, or at the home depot.  There's something daring in that, and you feel stronger when you do it. 

Pray over your lunch today, sing a song about Jesus so people can hear you, or try NOT stopping singing the one you WERE singing when people are around.  It's like kissing in public, it's daring, and you need to do it!

Jesus will love it!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Days of Lemt - Day Three

Lead Angels in Worship

Ever since last weekend I have this sense of Jesus dancing in Heaven- really dancing- hard! This isn't something I "believe in." It just dropped into my thoughts last Saturday, and now every time I think about it I start giggling like a girl. I mean I can't help laughing till I almost cry. 

Today, be in love with Jesus and let the Holy Spirit in you dance for Him, and see if you can keep from laughing.  And if you start giggling like a girl, don't say I didn't warn you.

You're leading angels in worship!

I'm after Your heart, why should I be still when the worship starts Lord?!
I'm so in love with You. What can man do? Can't hold me back anymore!

You spin over me, and You are pleased when I spend myself on You.
I'm gonna let go and really worship, letting my dance come forth.

Dance Dance, Let the Spirit move you, Dance Dance, Holy Spirit in you!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Days of Lemt - Day Two

This is Day Two of Lemt - Loving Jesus Ever More Truly.  I know it's a lame acronym, so I apologize up front.

It struck me earlier this year that being in love with Jesus is not the way we learned about the first commandment. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength..."

This wording has always made it seem like a task for me to do- something to work at.  Now, I get it that love isn't all walks in the park.  But in does include walks in the park. And you know what else being in love includes?  Things like grinning at each other over lunch, and coming up with totally ridiculous names for each other. Being in love is giddy. It giggles at the slightest thought of the one you love. You write poems, and songs, and you're inspired to do things that are completely original and costly but who cares, You're in love!  And this is the most important commandment. Wow!


God wants to be loved exactly like we want to be loved!

Sing a song to Jesus today. Go ahead and make one up. Its already in your heart, and no one knows Jesus like you do.  Maybe there are songs that you think are the greatest ever, but I'm telling you that no one can say it the way you mean it in your heart right now.  Its a song just between you and Him that no one else will ever hear.

Ps 40:3  "He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God"

PS - it doesn't even have to be a good song... it could be like this one...

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Days of Lemt - Day One

Day One:

I hope the whole church throughout history isn't offended if I just go ahead and change Lent.
I'm declaring this the season of LEMT - Loving Ever More Truly - 40 days before Easter to practice being in love with Jesus - ever more truly.

I'm getting a late start so there'll only be 30 days, but for the next 30 days I want to post the crazy things I've been encountering since I've started asking to experience God's love. Maybe I should call it:

How to encounter God's Love

So this is the first day - I'm not getting lazy, but c'mon who can say this better than Kim?!!

Kim Walker

Ps 73:25, 26 "Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth. My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."