This week's promise: God pursues us with his love
How Do You Love As God Commanded?
Jesus replied, "The most important commandment is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' The second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these.
Mark 12:29-31 NLT
God commanded us to love. It would have been easier if God had just said, "Run a mile a day," or given us some other physical task. Then we wouldn't have to think about it. We would create a routine of basic action. But God speaks of love as an action that requires our whole selves.
Why must we love God? In the divine plan for those creatures called human, loving God is as essential as breathing is to our physical life. We must breathe. We can make ourselves unable to breathe, or we can refuse to breathe—but now without consequences. We must love God because the alternative, though possible, is unthinkable and unbearable. How tragic that many choose to give "lip service" rather than "lung service" to this basic law of spiritual life. Take a deep breath and ask yourself what specific opportunities you will have today to demonstrate your love for God.
WISE WAYS Think of some specific ways you could demonstrate your love for God in your neighborhood.
Today, Lord, teach me to love you with my whole being and share this love with others.
Love is the command of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The bible spoke of Love waxing cold in the last days. The world is looking for the true manifestation of the Sons of God. How will they know us? By OUR LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER!!!
Remember this Valentine season and reach out and give to someone who you would normally not give anything to. Pick a random stranger and give love. call a relative that you have not spoken to in years and give some love. Let us be reminded that Love does not require us to be worthy of it. LOVE JUST IS!!!