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  • Writer's pictureArtisha Bolding

Falling in love with Jesus was the best thing I've ever done...

Falling in love with Jesus was the best thing I've ever done. - Smokie Norful

Let me talk a quick second about Reverend Willie Ray Norful, Jr. I know you don't know who that is because I didn't either. That is our dear brother Smokie. My goodness what a vessel. I love the soulful body of his voice. Years ago a friend of mine referred to him as the John Legend of gospel and he was right. I smile today at the reference. He's gifted and his worship comes through his music. And if you've ever seen him live you know that he is a preacher. He is not just a performer. I'm grateful that he shared his gift with the world. Now to the Lyrics...

By far the BEST thing I've ever EVER done. As I sit here in tears thinking about how splendid love is.... isn't that a great word "splendid"? I was thinking of love quotes and I came across this one.

"It's impossible." said pride. "It's risky." said experience. "It's pointless." said reason. "Give it a try. whispered the heart.

Wow. Just, wow. The very best thing that I ever could have done in my life was to fully give my heart over to Jesus. He has never mistreated it or mishandled it. Every single moment of every single day He has been completely honest with me. He has always ushered me into the very best spaces, He has never left me to my own devices, He has always been near to provide help and guidance. I am so full on today not because I had a wonderful non-traditional Valentine's Day the other day and not just because I am totally in love with the man that God has blessed me with in the person of Mr. Bolding. But I am full because God has always fully accepted and fully loved me. When I suffered through abandonment issues and self worth issues and questioned whether someone would ever love me in the way that I needed; when I questioned whether I would find it whether it would find me or whether I was worthy, He was right there. When I chose to put Him on the back burner and make other things the priority He was still right there! He took all of the risk, He made all the sacrifice for this very moment that we are in now. This season of life, this season of ministry, this season of purpose, this season of connection, this season of activation. From the beginning of time He knew it. From the foundation of the world He knew it. When my mother was falling for my father He knew it, when they conceived me He knew it, when they could no longer stand one another He knew it. Through all of my dating mishaps dealing with knuckleheads not honoring the gift that God had given me He still knew it. He knew that once I fully gave Him my heart that I would be unstoppable. He knew that I wouldn't keep it a secret. He knew that the gates of hell would not prevail. He knew that the world would be forever changed. All I had to do was really whole-heartedly fall in love. There was absolutely no risk on my part. There was no impossibility. There was nothing pointless about it. In fact it was the point. The very point of it all- to make sure that none are lost, that everyone has the opportunity to get to know this love to get to know this joy to get to know this Jesus.


Most women reading this will be able to relate to it. Think about the guy that wants to be with you so bad.

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