Tuesday, April 9, 2013

{A Lot of Jesus}

This afternoon Bethie was skipping around the house singing, "I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart!" (I love it that she still skips.) I think she was revisiting old piano music, and it just got stuck in her head. I laughed as she zipped through the kitchen, because that song always brings me back several years. Little Bethie, notorious for mixing up or misunderstanding words, thought the line, "I've got the love of Jesus in my heart," was really, "I've got a lot of Jesus in my heart."

Jessie Wilcox Smith

As I've been reading my way through Psalms and Proverbs this month, I'm realizing that Little Bethie was actually spot on. When we have Jesus, we have a lot of Jesus. This is above and beyond anything we could ask for. More precious than silver or gold or anything they could possibly buy. His whole person -- His love, His beauty, His inheritance, His wisdom, His joy -- none of it does He withhold from His family.

We have a lot of Jesus in our hearts, friends. And that changes everything. It changes how we react to cranky kids, it changes how we speak to one another, it changes how we spend our time and money, it changes where we place our hope and where we find our peace. It changes it all for good, for life.

Now, doesn't that make you want to skip around the house, too?  
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  1. Yes! Living in the reality of a lot of Jesus in us....amazing!!!

    1. And sometimes I'm overwhelmed by the realization that we're not even *close* to understanding the depth and breadth of who He is. (And who I *could* be if I always said, "Yes!")



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