KEY SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 11:1 “Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, always”.
Love is a release of your inner being in delight of another. It is placing a very high value on a second party such that, you are ready to make sacrifices solely for the good of that second party. Love gives wholeheartedly. John 3:16a “For God so loved, the world that He gave…….”
Loving God also means giving to Him, God the creator takes everything (Deut. 6:5). The secret is that God multiplies whatever He receives and gives it back to you (Matt 14:17-21)
One of the things we can give God is our time. Lovers love to stay together for a very long time. Spend quality time with Him.
Prayer is one of the very first things we can give unto the Lord. A symbol of prayer is the burning of incense in the presence of the Lord Revelations 8:4” And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand”. The Lord says the incense should be a perpetual practice in His presence. (Exodus 30:8) He admires it and wants it. Your prayers are demanded by the Lord, give it to Him in love. Prayer unto God should not just be done because of a need, but also a desire to fellowship with the Lord.
In love offer your body as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him, (Rom 12:1) every ungodly use of your body must end. Do this in love.
Offer your strength to work and save souls for the Kingdom of God. (John 9:4) Apostle Paul calls himself a love slave of Jesus. (Phil 1:1)
Give your substance (money) unto the Lord. You don’t love the Lord, if you are not ready to give your money to God. Give cheerfully and bountifully (2 Corinth 9:6-7)
Any man who does this would definitely become very significant on the earth.
Father, my whole life and whatever I have is yours. In giving to you my life and everything about me is multiplied.
Deuteronomy 11:13 “And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul”
Joshua 23:11 “Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God”.