“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.” (Mark 12: 30, Amplified Bible)
I love how this statement is so imperative! It isn’t a request and it isn’t partial, allowing exception or excuse. You shall love God thoroughly, deeply, wholly, with all that you are and all that you do.
Jesus knew that obedience to this divine demand would set us free and that it was absolutely within each one of us to accomplish. This Love that we express and feel toward God is, in fact, God’s own love powerfully within us. It is the Love God feels towards His own ideas, reflected naturally back towards its Source. For Love simply can’t help but love.
Claim this ideal. Be willing to be what you were made to be: a lover of good, of joy, of life, and of love itself. This is consciously and genuinely loving God with our very being, and with our every action. It is being true to our calling and to our nature. And it is our joy.
We were not made to live and love in a scattered or partial or part-time way. You and I were built to embody Love’s purpose and to shine forth with a powerful devotion to God and to His almighty and magnificent Truth of Life!
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