Love God

It’s LOVE WEEK here on Get Up With God.

Yesterday’s topic was Love Rules.  Christianity isn’t about following a bunch of rules and regulations.  It’s about relationships.  God wants us to (1) love Him and (2) love others.  It’s that simple.

But how exactly do we “love God”?  Isn’t that like trying to find a gift for the proverbial guy who’s got everything (literally)?

Not at all.  God gives us free will.  We can either love Him or reject Him.  Otherwise, it wouldn’t be true love.

So, what does the Bible say?  It couldn’t be clearer.  “This is love for God:  to obey his commands.” (1 John 5:3)  What are his commands?  To love Him and love others.  Get it?  It’s all about love.

Let’s go a bit deeper.  The Bible also says:  “God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16b)

God wants us to live in Him.  You can’t get much closer than that.  He wants us to spend time with Him, to listen to Him, to talk to Him, to have a deep, intimate, spiritual relationship with Him.  He wants His unselfish, unconditional and unshakable love to flow deep into your heart  and out into the lives of everyone around you.

It’s a beautiful thing.



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