When people are in love, they do the craziest things. I remember when I first fell in love with Simone, who is now my wife. No price was too high for me. I would buy flowers for her every week. I would drive through the night, getting next to no sleep just to be with her. I spent way too much money on her, more than I could afford at the time. But , to me, she was just worth it.
Are you in love with Jesus? When you are in love with Him, going to church is a joy. Reading the Bible and prayer is not a chore. You cannot wait for the prayer meeting, because you get the joy of His presence. Giving sacrificial offerings is a joy because you love your God.
How much is Jesus worth to you? Luke 14:3 talks about a woman that came in where Jesus was eating with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume made from essence of nard. She broke open the jar and poured the perfume over his head. Imagine, this jar of perfume was worth a year’s wages. In our day it could be worth $30,000. It was extravagant and wasteful in the eyes of some. Why would she do that? Because she loved Jesus and wanted to give her best.
Jesus said in Revelation 2:4, “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!”
Some Christians say, I am just not an emotional type of person. I can’t get excited about my faith like some people do. The interesting thing is that just these “unemotional” people will go to great lengths to be at a football game. They complain about parking at church but are willing to park a mile away from a football stadium and walk to an uncomfortable bleacher seat that they paid $200 for. When the game starts, all un-emotionalism passes away. They shout at the top of their voices and get excited. Why? Because that is where their heart is.
Many Christians have a loving problem. Jesus says, “Turn back to me and do the works you did at first.”
When you still were in love, How much is Jesus worth to you?
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind’” (Matt. 22:37, NLT).