Here's a little sample from a new book I've been working on called Fall in Love with Me: Love Letters from Jesus. Hoping it will be out in the next month or so.
“I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me.” ~John 21:18-19
At times I am going to ask hard things of you, just as my Father asked hard things of me. Don’t be surprised. The test of your love will be in whether or not you are willing to be led to places you would rather not go. Ultimately, Beloved, life with me is about stretching out your hands in trust and surrender. It is a life of submission and abandonment to my will and my direction, rather than clinging to your own. It is a life of following me wherever I lead, even if those places look hard, scary, and undesirable. You must always remember, Beloved, that this life is not about you, but about me. As you grow and mature, you will understand that more and more.
My deepest desire is that you reach the point where you love me so much that you are able to say, “Lord Jesus, I am willing to go wherever you want me to go and willing to do whatever you want me to do. I’ll do anything for you.” That’s what it looks like when you truly fall in love with me.
Write a letter to Jesus, telling him all that is in your heart.
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