Do we Love God Above all things?
by Shaila Touchton
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People seek love in many places. When we love someone we have so many feelings and emotions for that person. When we fall in love we feel loved, happy, valued, accepted, honored, wanted and protected and we want this person to be in our life all the time and we will reach to the point that we can not live without them. We think of them all the time and we trust them to share our feelings. This person becomes our entire world and we long and desire to be with them. We love them with all our heart, soul and mind. The said love could be for our parents, spouses, family members, children, neighbors, friends, pets etc. but we have a hard time in loving God truly. God gives us everything we need, and gave us many things and abilities for us to love him.
Even though we say that we Love God our Lord Jesus Christ still we have hard time in loving him truly and we have diverted our mind and love on ourselves ,money, amusements, food and drink, clothes , TV, movies, sports and other types of entertainments. We are constantly distracted from God and busy in running after worldly and material things. Is this a true love for our God?
If we truly love our God Jesus Christ we would love to spend unlimited time with Him in prayer, and Delighting in God's Word and receive new revelations about Him, Communicating with God in Prayer by making confession, intercession, supplication and thanks giving .We will Trust His Word and allowing him to guide us into righteousness. God has an unfailing love, he is compassionate, kind and forgiving with us .His everlasting love endures forever he created us and lay down his life for us. His love is manifested by His mercy, grace, pity, patience, loving kindness, goodness, truth, forgiveness, and justice. Jesus Christ demonstrated true love when as God- He humbled himself and became a man on earth to restore our relationship with the God who created us, God made us to be loved perfectly by him, to be respected and treasured by him, his love is infinite. The more we spend time in his presence, the more we understand his love for us .But we often seek this love in other people to get our needs met, this causes us to feel unsatisfied ,unfulfilled ,frustrated and inadequate to meet the needs and are disappointed or hurt at some point.
In Deuteronomy 6:5 and Matthew 22:37-38 God has commanded to love God above everything, above everyone and even above more than our own family members. “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength”.
When we love our God Jesus Christ we constantly think of God in our mind and heart we have the opportunity to grow in him depending on him for everything and he becomes our source to meet all of our needs, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. He comforts us, cares for us, appreciates us, he gives us peace through the Holy Spirit. God has spoken to people many times throughout the Scriptures by various means. He also speaks to us through others, through direct revelation, dreams, written words, prophets, circumstances, angels, nature, through impressions, events, thoughts and through the Holy Spirit.
When we are walking in God’s love, following His commands, His joy is manifest in our heart and He responds to us .We need to desire Him with our whole heart, hunger and thirst for Him and His righteousness. The Bible promises that if we seek God, he will come to us. God wants to be in our lives but we must be willing to turn away from the things that are not from God. God gives eternal life for the person who believes in Jesus Christ to lead a holy life and it's a Gods gift. Eternal life is God's kind of life. It is life that comes from God. (John 3:16, John 5:39, Romans 2:7)
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through me'" (John 14:6).
He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the creative agent and the image of God!
He is our Passover, our great High priest and the Head of the church!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times.
He is same yesterday, today, and forever.
He was bruised and brought healing! He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom! He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power! He reigns and brings Peace!
He became poor - so that we might be rich.
The world can't understand him, the armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him, the leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him, the Pharisees couldn't confuse Him,
The people couldn't hold Him and the Satan couldn't defeat him.
He has been misrepresented by those who don't know him.
Nero couldn't crush Him nor Hitler could silence Him neither the New Age can't replace Him
He is love, truth, holy, just, unchanging God.
He has all power, all knowledge; He rules all things and sustains all things.
He is the Lord of lords, Author of Life and salvation.
He is the advocate and the Judge of the living and the dead.
He rules my life because I am his child and He is my Father.
I serve Him because he knows everything about me, He knows me even before I was conceived.
I love him because He loves me with an everlasting love.
He is my provider, and He meets all my needs.
When I am broken heart, He is very close to me for he is my greatest encourager.
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.
I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise, the power of the powerful,
When I am sad he wipes away every tear from my eyes for he takes away all the pain I have suffered on this earth.
He will never leave me, Never forsake me, Never mislead me, Never forgets me, Never overlook me, and Ever cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
When I am in sorrow, He comforts me!
When I am in danger, He is my refuge and my fortress!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I am sick, he heals me!
When people are unkind to me, He is kindfull towards me!
When people reject me, He accepts me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!
He is everything for everybody, everywhere, every time, and in every way.
He is my God; My Father who is greater than the father of this world.
He wants me to be his child, a member of Christ's body and to be a citizen of heaven.
So, if you're wondering why I feel so secured, understand this...
I delight in him and he will fulfill the desires of my heart!
I am free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God!
I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind!
I have been established, anointed and sealed by God.
I am assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.
I am significant because I am a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.
I am God's temple and I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
Everyday is a blessing for me for Jesus Christ is in my Life and I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me!"
Psalm 14:2 says that "Lord looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if any one is truly wise, if anyone seeks God.
What a MARVELOUS to experience the love of our Lord Jesus Christ and to fall in love with him!Nothing in this life can substitute Gods Love!
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