Loving God

Husbands love their wives! Parents love their children. We love our friends. The great commandment is to love God. How? Do you? How do you know you do? How do you measure it?

Deuteronomy 11:1 You shall therefore love the Lord your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.

John 14:21 He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”

The desire of my heart is to please the Lord because I love Him, to obey Him because I love Him, to serve Him because I love Him. So, how do I say, “I love You” to God. I say, “I will.”

I will be kind to my grumpy neighbor. I will take my immoral thoughts captive. I will not get angry at my wife. I will control my spending and give more to the Lord. I will not look at porn.

God’s power flows to commitment. If you blow it, confess and repent and recommit. God is patient as we pursue holiness and righteousness because we love Him.

I begin every day with my prayer of commitment with a list of “I wills.” I ask for His power and wisdom to do well. At the end of the day I acknowledge where I didn’t do so well. I don’t beat myself up, I am simply honest with myself and God, and resolve to do better. God delights to give His strength to those who love Him and want to please Him. Little bit, by little bit I grow

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