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“Christianity is meant for lovers, not experts.”

A thought by Leonard Sweet, (2012-03-13).from his book, What Matters Most: How We Got the Point but Missed the Person (Kindle Location 773). Random House, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

I am in the process of reading the Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – the first four books of the New Testament.  I am reading them 13 times in 2013.  I do not want to get to know Jesus better but to experience Him more.  I want a deeper relationship with Him.  That’s why I am spending this year in reading and picturing His story through the eyes of these four writers and the nudging of the Holy Spirit. 

I just finished reading of His birth for the sixth time and it finally got through to me how much God really loves me.  He wanted me to really know how much He loved me and He showed that by living as I live and it starts by His being a baby.

We as a family are experiencing three gifts of love.  Harper is three month’s old, Addison is three years old and Ashlyn is six years old.  They are the loves of our lives.  I mean, Facebook is our pathway of pictures and videos of these three very special individuals.  We all got videos last night of Addison, then Ashlyn and today of Harper.  And that is what the Gospels are.  They are pictures for us of Jesus, starting when He was born.  I love experiencing the growing up of my three granddaughters and of my Jesus.

Why don’t you go back and read the Gospels in a new way.  Not to learn about God through Jesus but to experience how much He loves you.  I’m telling you, it will make all the difference in your relationship with Him and with each other.

How much do you know/love Him?

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