This morning I sought solitude as I rushed from another hearing test to downtown. The music in my car stopped connecting to the speakers so I have had plenty of listening space for Jesus (unintentional but divinely so). My heart has been convicted of where it truly loves lately.
I read this morning “everything is a faint echo of love.” All things are merely mirrors of a greater love.
Jesus is this greater love and nothing else makes me whole other than the complete and finished work of Him on the cross. His broken body for me is the only thing that makes me whole.
Every time the placement order is off in my heart (when I allow Jesus only to be thrown into the mix of who or what I already planned on loving apart from Him,) I end up heartbroken. This is a pattern of my humanness and the heartbreak is a reminder of the placement being off.
“Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” (John 21:15)
Jesus is asking “do you love me more than these?”
What are the “these”s in your life? What is throwing off the placement order in heart? Can you identify the pattern that leads to heartbreak every time?
It is not enough to love Jesus thrown in with other loves, He has to be the supreme love of my life or my footing is on unstable ground instead of the Solid Foundation.
“But I have this against you: You have abandoned your first love.” (Revelation 2:4)