God is the very essence of love and so not only should our spirit be full of love we should love God fervently with our whole heart! We should build our relationship with God on love.
Jesus put it so simply when He said if you love me, you'll keep my commandments.
If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 4:15
Our love for God should triumph over every negative and self-centered thing in our life.
We are to love God in the good times and in the bad times; knowing:
We need to get a Job mentality that says:
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: . . . Job 13:15
We don't want to be like the children of Isreal, whom God told Isaiah:
Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: Isaiah 29:13
God says we can't serve two masters. A master is anyone or anything that you put above God or anyone or anything that you try to make equal with God.
It is an awesome thing to know that God loved us before we were even conceived. God loves us unconditionally and He has blessings beyond our comprehension for those who love Him in return according to His word.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. I Corinthians 2:9
Let us strive to walk worthy of the love bestowed upon us by our Heavenly Father.
My prayer today:
Dear Lord, we thank You for the dawning of a new day. We thank You for Your sovereignty in that You allowed us to wake up this morning.
Final Scripture - make it your personal declaration!