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people who are obsessed with Jesus give freely and openly, without censure. obsessed people love those who hate them and who can never love them back.

obsessed people are more concerned with obeying God than doing what is expected or fulfilling the status quo. a person who is obsessed with Jesus will do things that don’t always make sense in terms of success or wealth on this earth. as martin luther put it, “there are two days on my calendar: this day and that day” (luke 14:25-35; matt. 7:13-23; 8:18-22; rev. 3:1-6).

a person who is obsessed thinks about heaven frequently. obsessed people orient their lives around eternity; they are not fixed only on what is here in front of them.

Crazy Love | Francis Chan

Sarah, Kathryn and I have been reading through Crazy Love together and we’ve all been really challenged. I love this line, “Because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.” It is humbling and amazing to think about our holy God. It is awe inspiring to look at the beauty of his creation. The most high, sovereign creator of the universe, the one who holds EVERYTHING together, HE has drawn me to himself and brought me out of darkness and into his marvelous light! He sent his Son to die for me. He died so that I might live. God’s glory was displayed at calvary. We love because he first loved us. We obey out of love. So, yes, “because when you’re wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.” It has to, doesn’t it?

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