February is the month of love. Valentine’s Day is a special day that celebrates love. God has a lot to say about love. How He loves us, and how we should love Him, and how we should love others.
It’s easy to say that we love God. After all, He is pretty awesome! God is not hard to love. He is perfect, powerful, wise, and loving. He guides us through life and never leads us astray.
But how do we show that we love God? It’s one thing to feel it, but it’s another to live it out. We are called to love God with more than our feelings: we are called to love God with our everything!
In Mark 12:30, Jesus gave us what is known as the great commandments. The first one is, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” This is a beautiful verse, but what does it mean? It means that we must love God in both thought and action. We must have a firm, rooted belief in His love for us that leads to intentional actions in our lives that honor Him. These include things like worship, fellowship, acts of service to others, daily reading of scripture, prayer, and more.
A big part of loving God is telling other people about His love! God wants to be in a relationship with every single person on the planet. We are all His beloved children who He created from an overflow of His love. A common mission we all share as believers is to spread the message of the Gospel, which is the story of His love. Jesus commissioned us to dedicate our lives to this cause. (Matthew 28:18-20)
Expressing our love for God should be what we’re all about. At work, home, and in our community, we can be witnesses of the Gospel and wear our love for God on our sleeve. Every day is a new opportunity to love God with everything: our heart, our work, our hobbies, our relationships, and everything else! It’s all about inviting God into your life and loving Him with every fiber of your being. He will honor that and bless us abundantly for our obedience.
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