Friday, March 5, 2010

How Do I Grow In The Love of God?

Matthew 22:36-38 ""Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to them, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind - This is the first and great commandment.""

Sometimes we lose sight of the fundamentals in our life. - A main one being our love for God. We must learn to love God more each and every day. Loving God means praising and glorifying Him - in everything that we do. In our thoughts, our words, our actions - everything we do!

Loving God means we have an obedience to His will. John 14:15, Jesus says, "If you love Me, keep My commandments." and then in verse 21, "He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. - And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him."

How do we manifest our love for God? - We do it through praising and glorifying Him, in keeping His commandments and obeying him, and ALSO through loving the Truth. 2 Peter 3:18 says, "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ..."
We show God our love by growing in the knowledge of His Word and meditating on it daily.

We need to let God know how much we really do love Him.

1 comment:

  1. Ryan,
    Such good thoughts so early in the morning hours from such a genuine heart.
    I think you should seriously consider a preaching internship in the Tampa area while you're pursuing a Master's which will allow you
    to teach at Florida College. (a lot of those young people can easily relate to you, and would benefit
    greatly hearing your spiritual thoughts); not to mention an entire congregation having an opportunity to be encouraged by your words each week.
    Food for thought......right?