Believing in Jesus is not enough – Prayer for April 22. We often say with our mouths that we love Jesus but do not love him as we should. Let’s tell God to teach us how to love him with the whole of our hearts.
Bible Verse for Today
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” (John 15:9)
Faith is believing in Jesus. But believing in Jesus is not enough. We must get closer to and know Him; it is when we know Him that we love Him. Falling in love with Jesus means following him and obeying all he says.
We must know Him deeply; this kind of relationship gives us knowledge of Him. It is an invitation to love Him and abide in Him. Loving Jesus also obeys him John 14:15 “If you love me, keep my commands.” But we do not just follow Him alone; we must also set our affections and emotions on Him.
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Jesus died for us and took all our sins away while we were yet a sinner because he loves us; that’s enough for us to love him with all our hearts. We must replicate this love too. Loving Jesus has to do with faith; without faith, it is impossible to please God, and we won’t even believe in his word. To obey His word alone, we need to believe it, and then believing His word makes us love Him.
It is not enough to say that we love Jesus; we must also show in our habits that we love Jesus.
Believing in Jesus is not enough Prayer for Today
Lord, I thank you because you love me, you care for me, and you are protecting me. You have been so wonderful to me from the beginning, and till now, you are still wonderful. I know that believing in Jesus is not enough. Lord, I want to love you and to love you more. I want to obey all you’ve told us to do, for doing this shows my faith in you and how much I love you. Help me, Lord, to obey your words and follow your steps. Whatever you order me to do, give me the strength to do it well in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Also read: Prayer for April 21