29 August 2014

Love God

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Today's post reading: Deuteronomy 6:1-25 (ESV)

Today is the 3rd day of the 16 day plan in my journey of reading, reflection and responding to what the bible says about love. If you'd like to follow alone, join HERE and perhaps start your own journey! Ready to go on this journey with me? Well then, let's get started! 

I think it is safe to say that when we think of the word "love" we think about loving our family, friends, our pets/animals or even our significant other. We all, including myself, think about love on a physical level by showing affection. But, many of don't instantly think about love from someone even more important - God. We have trouble thinking about how much His love should really mean to us; or how much He loves us. Like I said, we think of love in a physical manner and hardly take the time to consider the spiritual meaning of love. 
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your should and with all your might - Deuteronomy 6:5 (ESV)
Choosing to have a relationship with God, is not only showing that you are willing to obey His commands, but shows our love towards him. Loving Him has to come from your heart with all your soul and strength. Loving Him wholeheartedly is one of the very few ways to show thanks for all He has done for us. 

WE are here.  Loving God isn't only about going to church every Sunday and praying to him at every meal. It is also about a day-to-day love that isn't as obvious as we think.  Treating others is one of the most important (yet less obvious) way of showing our love for him. He is in every one of us. The way we treat our friends, family, and strangers, is the way we are treating Gods' creation. 

Think of it like this. Women love the little things their boyfriends/husbands do for them - well I know I do. Why? Well, for example I love when Jay takes the time to do something special for me. It could be just listening to one of the minor details I said in a previous conversation and creating something beautiful for me. The same goes for men; they like us to do little things for them here and there - and we ALL appreciate it. Same goes with the Lord - the littlest things speaks sooo much more volume about our actions and our hidden motivations. 

Treating others around us with love and respect is ultimately showing that we respect and love all that God has created for us in His name. It is important to show love to Him through others. This is something not all people believe, but it surely is something I truly believe.

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