In the book Crazy Love there is a chapter names Profile of the Obsessed. Here is a little bit of what it says...
Obsessed: To have the mind excessively preoccupied with a single emotion or topic.
The idea of holding back certainly did not come from Scripture.
The love for equals is a human thing.
The love for the less fortunate is a beautiful thing.
The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing.
The love for the enemy is God's love. It conquers the world.
People who are obsessed with Jesus give freely and openly, without censure. Obsessed people love those love those who hate them and who can never love them back.
A person who is obsessed with Jesus knows that the sin of pride is always a battle. Obsessed people know that you can never be "humble enough," and so they seek to make themselves less known and Christ more known. (Matthew 5:16)
People who are obsessed with Jesus do not consider service a burden. Obsessed people take joy in loving God by loving His people. (Matthew 13:44; John 15:8)
A person who is obsessed things about heaven frequently. Obsessed people orient their lives around eternity; they are not fixed only on what is here in front of them.
A person who is obsessed is characterized by committed, settled, passionate love for God, above and before every other thing and every other being.
People who are obsessed with God have an intimate relationship with Him. They are nourished by God's Word throughout the day because they know that forty minutes on Sunday is not enough to sustain them for a whole week, especially when they will encounter so many distractions and alternative messages.
A person who is obsessed with Jesus knows that the best thing he can do is be faithful to his Savior in every aspect of his life, continually saying "Thank You!" to God. An obsessed person knows there can never be intimacy if he is always trying to pay God back or work hard enough to be worthy/ He revels in his role as child and friend of God.
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