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
“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
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
Thank you for reading. God Bless you.