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Your Love

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Reading: Mark 12: 28-34

Verses 30 and 31: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart… soul… mind… and strength… Love your neighbor as yourself”.

If I had to choose one word to describe God and Jesus, it would be love. Love defines so many of their thoughts, words, and actions. It is no surprise that Jesus identifies loving God and loving each other as the most important commands in the Bible. Love is why Jesus died for us. Love is how others will know we are His disciples. Faith, hope, and love abide – but the greatest of these is love.

Jesus loved God with all of His heart, soul, mind, and strength. This love is reflected in many ways. Jesus loved God’s Word. The Bible reveals who and what God is and to spend time getting to know God is a way to love God more. Jesus knew the scriptures. Jesus was obedient to God. In always following God’s will, Jesus demonstrated love through obedience. He aligned Himself with God, being God’s extension of love here on earth. Jesus modeled God’s love in the ways that He loved those that He encountered. Jesus revealed God’s love for humanity in the interactions and relationships that He lived out while here on earth.

Our love for God should reveal itself in the same ways that it did in Jesus’ life. We should spend time daily in the Word, getting to know God better so that we can love God more fully. Our obedience to God’s will and way should show our complete love for God. And, like Jesus, the love of God should flow out of our hearts and into the lives of all we meet. The love we have for God should go out to all of God’s children. No matter who our neighbor is at any particular moment, in them we should see a fellow child of God and we should love them as God loves us and as God loves them.

Like God and Jesus, may all know us as love. May our words, actions, and thoughts reveal the love of God in us to a world that needs to know that love.

Heavenly Father, in you is love. May I dwell and rest in you today. May your love in me become more and more complete. May it be so. Amen.

6 thoughts on “Your Love

  1. THE LORD OUR GOD IS ONE, GOD THE FATHER, CHRIST THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
    I LOVE THE 3 AS, ONE..
    I LOVE MY LORD, MY GOD WITH ALL MY HEART AND WITH ALL MY MIND, WITH ALL MY SOUL, WITH ALL MY STRENGTH..
    I DO NOT KNOW MY NEIGHBOURS, IN FACT I HAVE NOT MEET THEM.

    😊

  2. GOD GIVES LIGHT, AND ITS LAMP IS THE LAMB.
    FOR TBE GLORY OF GOD , WE LIVE…

  3. GOD GIVES , LIGHT ITS LAMP IS THE LAMB.

  4. FOR THE GLORY OF GOD WE LIVE.

  5. 😊😊😊😊😊😊

  6. RELATIONSHIP,
    LET THEM BOAST IN THIS ALONE , THAT THEY TRULY KNOW ME AND UNDERSTAND THAT I AM THE LORD WHO IS JUST AND RIGHTEOUS, WHOOSE LOVE IS UNFAILING , AND THAT I DELIGHT IN THESE THINGS, I THE LORD HAS SPOKEN,… JEREMIAH 9 V 24

    OH, THAT WE MIGHT KNOW THE LORD! LET US PRESS ON TO KNOW HIM .
    THEN HE WILL RESPOND TO US AS SURELY AS THE ARRIVAL OF THE COMING OF RAINS IN EARLY SPRINGS… HOSEA 6 V3

    YOU SEE , IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD WITHOUT FAITH.
    ANYONE WHO WANTS TO COME TO HIM MUST BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A GOD AND THAT HE REWARDS THOSE WHO SINCERELY SEEK HIM.,,. HEBREWS 11V6

    LIVING WATER,…. IS A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, THE ONE WHO MATTERS.. IM AWAKE AFTER 2 AM,
    THINKING OF OUR LORD AND ASKING HIM TO PUT HIS HAND ON MY DAUGHTER FOR HEALING OF HER CANCER, I HEAR HER AT 2 AM IN PAIN AS SHE SLEPT, BOTH KITTENS SAT OUT SIDE HER DOOR , BUT I DIDNT LET THEM IN..

    SHE GOES TO THE CANCER CENTER ON TUESDAY, I BELIEVE THE CANCER HAS SPREAD TO HER BONES HER BACK HURTS HER A LOT, COULD ALSO BBE A SIGN IT IN HER LUNGS… SHE JUST DONT WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. SO IM UP PRAYING,
    GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, AND THIS IS LIFE, GOD DOES NOT GIVE CANCER…
    GOD IS LOVE AND HE IS IN CHARGE… I LOVE HIM SO..

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