HOW TO LOVE GOD

You’ve heard the famous Bible Verse that says,

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all

your soul and all your mind.” Matthew 22:37

But how do you do that?

To be able to do that is to be entirely consumed

by the love you have for God and many of us want

that. We want to be overwhelmed by our love for

God. To see nothing else but Him. To depend

solely on Him. To have a connection, a bond, an

interaction and a solid relationship with God.

We want that.

But every love has a price. Every love demands a

sacrifice and in this case, it requires all your heart,

all your soul and all your mind.

Can you do that?

Doing that will require absolute surrender. And

are you capable of absolute surrender?

Everyday our minds are split in fifty ways to a

million. Worry. Duty. Family. Future. Work and so

many other things our lives depend on. Where can

we find the strength and the faith to surrender all

to God?

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in

everything by prayer and supplication with

thanksgiving let your requests be made known to

God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all

understanding, will guard your hearts and your

minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

So now we know, we can surrender through

prayer(calling out for help) and thanksgiving (faith

that help is on the way).

And when we surrender the things that take our

minds off of God, we can effectively love Him

without holding back.

So how we love God?

“If you love me, you will keep my

commandments.” John 14:15

And how can we find God’s commandments?

By the constant refreshing of our minds with the

reading of the word of God and by the physical

application of what we’ve read in God’s word to

our daily living.

“But whoever keep His word, in him truly the love

of God is perfected. By this we may know that we

are in Him.” 1 John 2:5

Here’s a way I read the Bible. When I come across

a bible verse that speaks to me, I contemplate on it and write it down as best as I understand it.

For example, John 15:10 says, “If you keep my

commandments, you will abide in my love, just as

I have kept my Father’s commandments and

abide in his love.”

Then this is how best I interpret it in my journal

according to what I feel God is saying to me.

“Jesus says, if I live my life based on his rules and

guidelines, then everyday of my life will be in

God’s love, just the way Jesus did and lives on in

God’s love.” John 15:10

To interpret a bible verse as if it was written just

for you will require you to meditate on God’s word

and allow it to sink in, till you understand how you

are supposed to live a godly life.

By obeying God and applying His word to our

lives, we take back that first blessing God

bestowed on Adam and Eve before they were

cursed. He gave them a simple rule and the

downfall of man was birthed by disobedience.

When we place our own self-interest above God’s

interest, we have failed to love Him.

God wants us to build our lives with the brick of

his Word so that we would be like that house on a

rock that survived temptations and trials but still

stood firm.

Jesus is the Rock of Ages. Obeying Him means

building our lives on Him and no matter what

happens after that, we know we will come out on

top, standing firm and unshaken.

“The Lord keeps close watch over the whole

world, to give strength to those whose hearts are

loyal to him…” 2 Chro. 16:9

So there you have it. We love God by obeying His

commands and not just that, we love Him also in

the little things, like saying “Good Morning Father.

Thank you for this day”. We love God by

acknowledging Him as God, Ruler, Father, Friend,

Lover, etc in the small things as well as the big

things.

Thank you for reading. God Bless you.

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