This is the perfect time and season of the year to fall in love with Jesus. Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall are all amazing seasons we love, but a special love is when you fall in love with Jesus.

The more we fall in love with Jesus, the more we will want to. The more we pursue the Lord, the more we will want of Him. It is simply a matter of taking the first step in the right direction to pursue the right thing.

 So, to fall in love with Jesus, we have to know Him so that we can better understand what He wants for us. We show our love for Him by reading His Word and trying to apply what we read. We also need to go to church, pray, be involved in Bible studies or small groups, and live our lives in a way that will honor and please Him.

“‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.” (Mark 12:30)

Falling in love with Jesus requires that we spend time getting to know Him to better understand what He wants for us. We must love Jesus more than anyone or anything.

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment.And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40, NIV)

Do you remember when you first fell in love with that special guy? That feeling you get when you just cannot be around them enough. Well falling in love with Jesus is totally different. But regardless to what season I am in, I am still Falling in Love with Jesus over, and over again.

It is an AMAZING feeling. And that time, and moment, that feeling can last forever, but then it usually fades, if we let it. Falling in love with Jesus will change your whole life forever.

I remember hearing a quote, “How Do I Love Thee, let me Count the Ways.”  I can say it this way, “How Do I love Jesus, let me count the ways”?

Paul asks in this scripture, “Is anything powerful enough to separate us from God’s love?” The only answer is no. Nothing is strong enough to prevent us from being loved by God. This is true regardless of how we feel.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 (NKJV)

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Why Falling in Love with Jesus Is Important?

Falling deeply, completely, and over the hill in love with Jesus solves many other issues and simplifies everything else. The more you love Him, the more He keeps drawing you back to Him, to this one thing – intimacy with Him.

In Colossians, we read of Christ’s preeminence over all things. God makes it clear here and repeatedly throughout Scripture that nothing less than first is where He belongs in our lives.

In Psalm 36, written by David, we learn of God’s mercy and love for us, even as we are not perfect. His unfailing love seeks us out so we can know him and believe in his salvation. In verse 36:5, he writes, “how priceless is your unfailing love.”

You spend time with Him because you are so in love with Him that you long to be near Him. How does one fall in love? We are often initially attracted to another person physically. Then the more we find out about them and get to know them, the more we like them. As we share things back and forth, we begin to see their hearts, their motives, their desires.

 We begin to be more comfortable and trusting with them. Soon, the more we are with them, the more we want to be with them. The relationship begins to grow stronger.

It is like this with Jesus as well.  Jesus is more attractive than the most powerful magnet or the pull of gravity. All it takes is one encounter in His presence and you can never be satisfied with anything less again. The more you fall in love with Him, the more the pull of this realm’s gravity will lose its hold on you and the pull of His love will draw you away into His heart.

When falling in love with that special person, your desires become their desires. Your thoughts, become their thoughts. When you fall in love with Jesus, you have decided to spend more, and more, quality time in His presence, to get back to that intimate relationship you so desired and longed for with Jesus.

You really want to hear that gentle whisper of God’s Holy Spirit all over again. You just want to cry at His feet, sharing all your burdens. You just want to talk to Him like a friend face to face, just like Moses. Let me share with you few of the things which we can do to restore back to that first love.

HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH JESUS?

  • Get into His Word
  • Be led by the Holy Spirit
  • Pray before making decisions
  • Bible study
  • Join a loving church family
  • Ask God your purpose

Getting into His Word guides your path. The Holy Spirit gives us instinct for what is right and wrong when we are in His Word.

Praying before we make decisions changes our heart to serve God, not ourselves.

Bible study is great for furthering your knowledge and loving God. What God tells other people from the same verses I read can be completely different and so helpful.

What Does the Bible Say About Falling in Love with Jesus?

Jesus’ love is unconditional. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Through Jesus, we embrace this greater love and allow it to flow through our lives, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  1. Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. – Deuteronomy 7:9
  2. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! – Psalm 36:7
  3. You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. – Psalm 86:5
  4. But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. – Psalm 86:15
  5. Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever. – Psalm 136:26
  6. The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
  7. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
  8. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another. – John 15:9-17
  9. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud…it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
  10. God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
  11. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. – Romans 5:2-5
  12. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:37-39
  13. I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20
  14. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved. – Ephesians 2:4-5
  15. See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so, we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. – 1 John 3:1
  16. Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:7-8
  17. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:9-11
  18. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law. – Romans 13:10
  19. And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. –1 Corinthians 13:13
  20. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. –1 Peter 4:8
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What Does It Mean to Be a Lover of Jesus?

I am a lover of Jesus? I love Him with all my heart. He has proven Himself to me many times. I am reminded of what Paul said:

That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10-11

Paul was so committed to the gospel that he desired to be conformed to the death of Jesus Christ. To be conformed to His death is to live the way our Lord died. Despised, persecuted, and crucified in the flesh.

Nothing in life can ever cause us to choose comfort over service to the Lord when we seek to know Him in such an intimate way. Do you want to know Him and the power of His resurrection, and have fellowship with His sufferings? That is love. Nothing can separate us from the love of God.

I am reminded of the story of Paul: At the time of his conversion, really a prophetic call, Paul was a young man, in his early twenties. Apparently unmarried, he was intensely devoted to his Jewish faith, so much so that he was upset with a new group of Jews who proclaimed Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah. To the Philippians he describes himself as “circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless” (3:5-6; all quotes are from the New Revised Standard Version).

This passage reveals Paul’s passion for this faith and his earlier zeal in persecuting the Church. But then he explains the dramatic change in his life after he met the risen Lord Jesus Christ:

“Yet whatever gains I had; these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ” (3:7-8).

Are these not remarkable words? He describes his early life as “rubbish” (using a crude Greek word), compared to “knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”

Here, Paul is speaking of an intensely personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Paul writes to the Galatians he writes: “. . . the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (2:20).

Note this powerful, intimate expression. Paul claims in a most personal way that Jesus, the Son of God, “loved me and gave himself for me.”

I suggest that Paul must be taken at his word. He is speaking of  falling in love with Jesus. For him, the experience of faith is not foremost a matter of doctrine or teaching or knowledge; it is about relationship. It is love! For Paul, faith is primarily a personal encounter. At its foundation, faith is a loving relationship with Christ. But lest we misunderstand, there is more to love than our desire for it.

Paul’s relationship with Christ also grew throughout his ministry. Paul knew that his love of Christ had to be nourished. His letters show that spending time with Christ is essential. Thus, the importance of prayer, and the word of God that we see underscored in Paul’s letters.

Paul’s love of Christ was no different. He did not view this as a gift he was jealously to guard or hide away. True love demands to be shared. That is why, after his conversion, Paul immediately set about evangelizing. He went every direction possible to proclaim the love of Christ and to bring others into contact with Christ.

Of course, the best part of Paul the apostle’s message is that the love of Christ continues to reach out to us today! The question is: Are we willing to risk falling in love with Jesus?

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious, boastful, arrogant, or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (1 Cor 13:4-7).

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How to Fall in Love with Jesus?

Love is the more excellent way.

The Bible says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Everything we need, it is in Jesus. He gave us everything. Each of us longs to be loved. And God loves us so much that He demonstrated “His own love toward us”: He sent His Son.

The price Jesus paid to “demonstrate” His love was great. Every lash of the whip, every sound of the hammer, was the voice of God saying, “I love sinners.”

No one on the earth has your DNA. There is only one you. No one has a thumbprint like yours. You are an individual, loved by the Lord. And the love you can voluntarily return to Him is indescribably valuable to Him.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (See Matt. 5:14–16.)

This kind of love relationship takes time. And so, we know and rely on the love God has for us. (1 John 4:16). To fall in love with Jesus:

Pursue an Intimate Relationship with Jesus

Intimacy with God is available to you. It is as accessible to you as God’s promises. And God’s invitation to you to enjoy intimate fellowship with him is that thing that is putting your faith to the test more than anything else (James 1:2–4).

 An Intimate relationship is what we call the experience of really knowing and being known by another person. As Christians, we want to experience intimacy with God. With the psalmist we say, “for me it is good to be near God” (Psalm 73:28). 

Spend Time with Jesus

Get to really know Jesus Christ. Spend time in His presence. Loving on Him. Spending time with Jesus is necessary to be rooted and one with Jesus. We also receive God’s grace as we get in His Word and spend time with Him. Spending time with Jesus is vital.

Be still and Quite in His Presence

When you are still in his presence, you can hear Him talk to you as you listen and talk to Him.

Spend Time in His Word

When you embrace His Word, you embrace His love, because Jesus and His one is one. As you dive deeper into the Word, what you have read will suddenly become alive for you. God’s Word is alive and full of power.

We can speak to Jesus with His Word, and He can speak to us in His Word. As we pray the Word of God. His Word nourishes, refreshes, enlightens, and strengthens us.

Spending time with Jesus is necessary to be rooted and one with Jesus. We also receive God’s grace as we get in His Word and spend time with Him. Spending time with Jesus is important. Spending time with Jesus and yielding to the voice of the Holy Spirit allows us to abide in Jesus. It is in abiding with Jesus that we will see true transformation in our lives to be like Jesus in all that we do.

Slow Down in Your Busy Schedule and Rest in Him

There are times in our busyness, where we are too busy to stop and rest in His presence. Try it and enjoy the rewards of rest. Depending on your life stage, seeking uninterrupted moments of quiet and silence might be difficult. But you can rest and slow down, in God’s presence.

So, everything we do as Christians must be done in love. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is humble all the time. Love endured the test.

The Bible says, “When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law” (Galatians 4:4). 

If ye love me, keep my commandments (John 14:15).

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him (John 14:21).

John 14:15 and John 14:21 are self-explanatory enough. In plain words, Jesus teaches that obedience to His words is the sure way to show your love for Him. However, it is very possible for people to profess love for Jesus, and hail His name, and sing praises to His name, and yet live in disobedience to His word. For such people Jesus said,

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 7:21).

Do you want Jesus so passionately that you cannot imagine spending a day without him? Do you know him so intimately that you come together with him in love, new life is conceived, and the fruit of love is coming forth?

Prayer for Falling in Love with Jesus

Father God, more than anything else, I want to know You. I want to spend time with You, share my life with You and be in constant fellowship with You. As I commit my time to You, I pray that You reveal Your presence and love to me each and every day. You are Love and You have put Your love in my heart. Help me to practice love today in all I do, and all I say, so that others may see You in me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. 

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Falling in Love with Jesus Lyrics

Falling in love with Jesus
Falling in love with Jesus
Falling in love with Jesus
Was the best thing I’ve ever done

In His arms I feel protected
In His arms, never disconnected
In His arms I feel protected
There’s no place I’d rather be

Falling in love with Jesus
Falling in love with Jesus
Falling in love with Jesus
Was the best thing I’ve ever

In His arms (In His arms)
I feel protected
In His arms (In His arms)
Never disconnected
In His arms I feel protected
There’s no place I’d rather be

Falling in love (Falling in love)
With Jesus
Falling in love with Jesus
Falling in love with Jesus
Was the best thing I’ve ever ever done

In Your arms (In Your arms I feel protected)
In Your arms I feel protected
In Your arms (In Your arms never disconnect)
Never never never no
In Your arms I feel protected
There’s no place I’d rather be

Oh Lord there’s no place I’d rather rather be
Ooh there’s no place I’d rather be ooh yes

Worship you

There’s no place I’d rather be
Rather be no
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