KEY SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 6:5 “And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might”.
In our previous study we looked at loving God from a general view point. We would consider loving God in the light of the born again Christian.
Every Christian is born by the Spirit of God and God is His father. He must relate to God from his spirit. John 4:24 “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”.
To relate well with God, you must understand who you are in reality. You are a spirit living in this body. Rom 8:10, teaches that if Christ be in you, the body is dead, but the spirit is life or alive. This simply means, your flesh no longer controls or leads you. It is your spirit that leads and controls you.
With this understanding, the things of the flesh and its appetites would not be your focus, but the things of the Spirit. (Col 3:1-3)
With such a renewed mind, you can focus on God. This should drive you to worship God, for worship is love expressing itself. Take time to minister and magnify the Lord. Such love would cause you to live with the reality of God’s presence all the time. Please read Psalm 63:1-8.
The Psalmist says my soul, thirsts for thee and my flesh long after thee.
God lovers are men and women who are high flyers in life. God adorns them with honor and glory. Daniel was a great God lover and his achievement in life is yet to be beaten David successes can’t be contested for generations to come. Men like Paul, Stephen, Peter and many in our day have stood out because of their uncompromising love for God.
God is my focus in life. My greatest delight is to honor him, pleasing Him in all I do. My life cannot be ordinary, I can only make exploits in this life.
1 Corinthians 2:9 ” 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”.
1 John 4:18 ” There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love”.