“I love you, Jesus!” Say it till you mean it, as you meditate on His goodness in your life. Then, let the anointing river of love flow into your heart.
I want to list four qualities (of the many) that testifies a believers love for Jesus. I wanted to include the point about being a man after God’s own heart, ended up writing a standalone post.
You are intentional about the Word of God
“For [as a believer] you have been called for this purpose, since Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may follow in His footsteps. HE COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS DECEIT EVER FOUND IN HIS MOUTH. While being reviled and insulted, He did not revile or insult in return; while suffering, He made no threats [of vengeance], but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges fairly.” 1 Peter 2:21-23
Your love for Jesus draws you into obediently walking in His instruction, reproof, correction and doctrine. You are led by the Holy Spirit as you meditate on His Word daily, being an example for the glory of God.
Love the presence of God
“My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.” Psalms 84:2
Your love for Jesus makes you desperate for His presence all the time. You begin your day and end your day in Him, including the time in between! Jesus did not die for one person, He died for all. Which makes fellowship a need and not an option for you.
You are urgent about Jesus appearing
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
You eagerly await His coming. You expect Christ to come at anytime, just like He said. You live a lifestyle of urgency, reminding every believer and preaching the cross to non-believers.
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
You know and understand that God has called you with a high calling. Like Paul, you will echo his heart “I know whom I have believed.” No matter what you go through in life, good or bad, you stay focused on the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
God willing, I want to elaborate on each of these points in the near future.