I recently re-listened to this sermon and again I was so moved. The idea of being so obsessed with Jesus has challenged me to re-evaluate my love for Christ. In 1 John 2:15 it says, “Love not the world, neither the things in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
It doesn’t take us long to become obsessed with some new show that came out, or a new book, or that special someone in our lives. What if we could become so obsessed with Jesus more that the things of this world? If we truly loved Him as much as we said we did, shouldn’t He be always on our mind?
I thought it was interesting when Steven said there is no such thing as a lukewarm Christian. You’re either all out for Jesus or not. Again this challenged me to re-think about where I was putting my time, my money, my words and actions and my thoughts. I want to be so obsessed with Jesus that I can’t help but have Him be my first thought throughout the day. Imagine being so wrapped up in relationship with Jesus that it was no longer just you doing things but instead both of you doing those things together. What if you no longer were reading a book alone but with Jesus? What if those long walks turned into long walks with the Father? Maybe you don’t have to eat breakfast alone but now you can with the Savior.
I would challenge you to check your heart. How much do you really love and desire Jesus? Is He your obsession? Do you have that close relationship with Him that yo can’t help but give Him time in your day? Until Jesus Christ becomes the obsession of your heart, you’ll always be looking to other things or people to meet the needs only He can fill. Don’t let Jesus be a small part of your life, but instead He should be the very essence of what we do, say and think. He is our life!
My life belongs to Jesus! Everything in this world is temporary. Even life is temporary, but Jesus is eternal.
“A person who is obsessed with Jesus knows that the best thing he can do is be faithful to his Savior in every aspect of his life, continually saying “Thank You!” to God. An obsessed person knows there can never be intimacy if he is always trying to pay God back or work hard enough to be worthy. He revels in his role as a child and friend of God.” – Francis Chan