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Topic: Beginnings (05/31/04)

TITLE: The Beginning of a Love Affair
By carol elliott
06/06/04

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The beginning of a love affair with Jesus, who knew this is how it would be?
Ever looked back and wondered, if someone would have told you ten or more years before you got saved, that you would have had a love affair with Jesus what would your response be?

Well, I know personally if someone had said that to me ten years before I became a Christian, I would have had a good laugh and said no way.

You see, yes I went to church, I was faithfully attending services every week, but my heart was so cold to the things of God. But doesnít God have a sense of humor? You see, he knows our beginnings and he certainly knows our endings.

My love affair with Jesus began slowly, I realized how much I loved my Lord and Savior, the moment peace and joy began coming back into my life.

When I fell in love with my husband, it was special. I couldnít wait to see him, couldnít wait to spend time with him, but my love affair with Jesus nothing can compare. I love spending time with the Lord in prayer. I find peace, joy, strength, hope and courage when I sit in his presence.

As I begin to enter into praise and worship, by telling Jesus how much I love him, I feel burdens lifted. At times I become so excited, because I know he comes and sits with me as I enter in.

Who knows all about our beginnings? No one but Jesus. He knows us the moment we were formed so intricately in our motherís womb. He chooses the exact day of our arrival here on earth, and he chooses the day of our departure. There is nothing that he does not know. He knew who we would marry, how many children we would have, where we would live. He knew the exact day when we would allow him to become Lord of our lives. And most of all he knows all the storms that we would go through.

Because Jesus knows all about me, because he was there from the beginning of time, I walk with confidence, knowing that he who has begun a good work in me, will never cease until the work is completed. Which means to me that my ending will be greater than my beginning.


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L.M. Lee06/08/04
this was a terrific article! I think until we come to this point in our walk with Jesus...we never really experience the "joy" of our salvation. great!
Dian Moore06/08/04
I wish I would have written this line and could call it my own: " Which means to me that my ending will be greater than my beginning." Wow.

You are very wise to have figured this out and claimed it.

Bravo!
Juanita Pittman-Brown06/09/04
Your presentation is profound and lovely and true...I loved it...I know Jesus does...Thanks...God bless...Juanita Pittman-Brown
Deborah Porter 06/10/04
Lovely message, straight from the heart Carol. I loved this part in particular, "As I begin to enter into praise and worship, by telling Jesus how much I love him, I feel burdens lifted. At times I become so excited, because I know he comes and sits with me as I enter in." Just the thought of Jesus coming to sit with us as we worship, was so beautiful. Thank you for painting that image in my mind. I mean, I know He's there, but you just made it so much more real. With love, Deb
Mary Elder-Criss06/11/04
"Which means to me that my ending will be greater than my beginning."

Ah, and how gloriously we were created. Sure gives me something to look forward to in the end. Wonderfully written article.
Linda Germain 06/12/04
Falling in love is something to which we can all relate. Agree with all the above and more! Wonderful article. Sure wish we had about 10 votes!!