Posted by: Kris Lindsey | January 17, 2014

Day 12 – Play It Again, Jesus

Two Christian choruses had been alternating in my head for the past half hour. Time to change songs.

I will love you Lord, with all my heart, with all my soul… The old chorus replaced the others right on cue.

My Connection Challenge—keeping Christian songs stuck in my head all day—was working great. I didn’t need a radio or other electronic device to listen to praise music. I knew the songs well enough that my brain could play them back at will. These songs would then play over and over, automatically filling the spaces between thoughts to remind me of God.

I could aslo slow the songs down and really think about what the words meant.

I will love you Lord… Yes, the Connection Challenge wasn’t just about connecting with Jesus, it was about loving him.


Hey—my Love Language. The quiz I took at the end of Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages, showed that I give love and feel loved by spending quality time with someone. That’s what I was doing with God. These exercises were helping me spend more time with Jesus, and helping me fall more in love with him.

At 10 a.m. the timer I’d set went off—time to go to my meeting. I hopped in the car, set my purse on the passenger seat, then moved it to the floor so Jesus would have a place to sit, and turned on the radio.

For King and Country’s song “Let My Life Be the Proof of His Love,” rang out.

Isn’t that what it’s all about? I want God’s love to be so real in my life that it shines for others to see. I’m working on it.

Below is tomorrow’s “Connection Challenge” exercise:

Premise: To receive God’s power and peace in my life, I need to be connected to Jesus (John 15:4-5).

Guidelines: For 21 days, my only goal will be to connect with Jesus throughout each day. I can also do any other activity if I can do it with Jesus.

Connection Aid: Day 13, Saturday January 18: Take Jesus with me

Moses told the Israelites to tie symbols on their hands to remind them to love God and follow his commandments (Deut. 6:8). I will invite Jesus to go with me wherever I go, and wear an accessory that I don’t normally wear—such as a ring or bracelet—to help remind myself that Jesus is with me.

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