Thursday, February 2, 2012

It All Comes Down to Love

As I was praying this morning, I was asking God why others can see good and God in me but I have a hard time seeing it myself.  I know where my thoughts run and the things I do or don't do; I fall so short.  As I was thinking about this, I felt these words in my spirit..."Then why don't you change?"

I know there are things I should do, but I don't do them.  I deal more with sins of omission than sins of commission - it's not so much the wrong things I do; it's the right things I don't do.  I understand that I am human and will always fall short of God's perfection, but I have to wonder if I am even trying.

It all comes down to love

"And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength."  Mark 12:30 NLT

If I am loving God with everything that is in me, if I have an intimate, passionate relationship with Him,  then my thoughts and actions will be directed more towards doing those things that please Him.

That's why Jesus said this was the greatest commandment.  It's not about obeying rules and keeping commandments - it's all about a relationship with Him. 

Is your love for God and His amazing Love for you motivating your thoughts and actions today?  

Just something to think about....

Many blessings,

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  1. Lisa, this post is such a blessing and a gentle reminder too. Thank you.

  2. Like Derrick said, beautiful message. It's not enough to just be good, we have to have a relationship with Him and obey His voice.

  3. Amen sister, the closer we get to God, the more we'll begin to walk with Him and obey Him and the sweeter our relationship will be with Him. Love this!

  4. Relationship...that's what it's all about. Thank you Lisa for reminding me of that today.

  5. Thank you for asking tough questions. Love it! It is so easy for me to get frusterated with my boys (whining and such) and I think that may be an area I tend to be more focused on not hearing whining and being disobeyed than focused on the Lord. Thanks for the encouragement.