Mind Body and Soul

How much do we love Jesus? In Luke 10:27we read this: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

I suspect all of us at times fail to love Jesus as much as we should. We allow worldly desires to get in our way. When I was growing up one of my favorite songs was a song by little known group The Flaming Ember. This music group was not a huge success but in 1969 they made it to number 26 on the pop charts with their signature song: “Mind, Body and Soul”Like most love songs, it is easy for us to just add Jesus’ name to the lyrics and the song can be sung as a praise song to our Lord. I acknowledge that the lyrics are a copyright of Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI music Publishing and were written by Ronald Dunbar and Edythe Wayne. You can purchase their song on ITunes here.

Jesus

My eyes are closed but yet they see

The beauty of your love here surrounding me

Though you’re not here, you’re not far away

And in my silence you can hear me say

I give my love to you all my body and soul

I give my mind to you with a love that’ll never grow old

Jesus

You are my smiles the last tears

You are my days, my weeks, my years

You are the flowers beneath my window sill

You are everything beautiful everything that’s real

I give my love to you all my body and soul

I give my mind to you with a love that’ll never grow old

Jesus

One day my life it will be over, but I have no fears

Cause nothing lasts but the years

But I love you now with every breath

And I believe I’ll love you more after death

I give my love to you all my body and soul

I give my mind to you with a love that’ll never grow old

You are the winter, Jesus you are the spring

You are the Bible, and Jesus you are the ring

You are the lover you are the friend

You are the beginning, and Jesus you are the end

I give my love to you all my body and soul

I give my mind to you with a love that’ll never grow old

Our heavenly Father sent His son so that you and I might believe in Him and enjoy eternal life. Jesus took on human form and freely accepted death on a cross to atone for all sin. He rose from the dead to open the gates of Heaven to all who believe in Him. Jesus’ love for us is UNCONDITIONAL. He loved us and died for us while we were yet sinners.

Knowing how much He loved us, how much should we love Him in return? The answer is obvious; we should love Him with no less than our Mind, Body and Soul!! Then as Christians we are called to share the love of Christ with everyone we meet.

Make time every day to let Jesus know the depth of your love for Him. Set aside time to be with Him. Ask him for forgiveness for the times you failed to love as you should. As you rejoice in his love, realize there are others who do not yet know of His love and with zeal and joy in your heart go proclaim His good news!

Heavenly Father, you sent your Son to die for my sins because you loved me so much. Help me to show my love for your Son Jesus Christ by loving Him with all of my being. Help me to share this love with others in His name, amen!

Brian Pusateri

Brian Pusateri

Brian is a Christian author and speaker. Brian, a lifelong Catholic, felt his life was forever changed when God spoke to his heart while attending an eight day silent Christian retreat in November of 2011. Soon after that retreat Brian founded 4th Day Letters and Broken Door Ministries. With the God inspired message of mercy and unconditional love that was placed on his heart during that retreat, Brian has been impacting others all over the country and around the world with his weekly letters, his talks, and his all day Christian retreats. Brian’s life was again impacted in a very dramatic way when his eyesight suddenly became permanently impaired due to a diagnosis of Multiple Scleroses (MS) in June of 2014. This health challenge has only served to draw Brian closer to God and bolster the importance of this timely yet ageless message.
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