You shall love the LORD your God
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
and with all your strength.
LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You do not forsake the ones who seek You. Forgive us, O God, we pray, whenever we neglect to spend time with You and devote our all to You. Guide us in finding a good routine, and help us to stick with it. Let us do all as unto You and not as unto man. In Jesus’ wonderful name, we pray. Amen.
Last Sunday, the preacher reminded us that we need to spend time with God. Otherwise, we are in danger of becoming weary, for
“The easiest way to grow weary is to neglect our relationship with the LORD Jesus Christ.”
Shortly after that, he said something that put a smile on my face. It reminded me of my former pastor, who used to say a similar thing. Both of my pastors mentioned that we are living in a culture that cannot wait, wants instant change, and longs to see immediate results.
Today’s verse tells us to love the LORD, and to love Him
with all our heart,
with all our soul,
and with all our strength.
Do we agree that this kind of love cannot happen in an instant? It takes effort, and it does take time. We have to choose whom we will serve. Who or what do we put first in our lives? With whom, or what, do we long to spend time? On what things do we set our mind?
Do we love the LORD our God?
God’s Word is clear, if we love Him, we will keep His commandments. Whoever does not love Him will not keep His words. Again, do we love the LORD our God?
We need to spend time in the Word to study His words and commandments. While doing what He says is good, striving to become self-sufficient is not. What do I mean by that? Come back, please, and read my next blog post to find out.
Love the LORD your God today.