Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Love For God

It Is Written, Matthew 22:37,  Jesus said to him, "you shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind".
At first glance, this commandment may seem beyond reach to many people.  When you look at the Words of Jesus when He told the apostles preach the Word, heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons in His name, you may think that you can never measure up.
Well my friends, just relax and consider the following words I feel led to tell you.
When we accept salvation, many of us don't realize that we receive the Holy Spirit and the fruits of the Holy Spirit as stated in Galatians 5:22-23. They are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
Many of us get so excited when we are saved that we want to do great things for God, right away.  After a short time however most of us become doubtful about our salvation, because we aren't another Billy Graham.  We decide we don't know how to love God, because that is what satan tries to convince us of.
If you trust God in your heart, you have started.  God looks at our hearts because the Holy Spirit lives there, and so does Jesus.  We honor and love Him in our hearts first.  When you pray, give the Lord each day and ask Him to guide your life His way.
In the meantime, study some of His Word every day.  Make a list of the fruits mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 and go about your life putting as many of them as possible into action with all your heart, every day.
Don't pay any attention to what you think of yourself, or what you think God thinks of you.  God doesn't think the way we do, so quit worrying about it.  Just keep doing your best and talking to God, and listening for Him in your heart.
If God wants us to do a particular thing, He will tell us, and then clear the way to make it happen.  He may only call on us once, or many times, it is up to Him how He can use us and how much we are prepared for.  How often He uses us, does not reflect how much He loves us.  He loves us more than we can possibly imagine.
When we try to do our best, to do what God's Word says, He considers it as praise and love from us.  No matter how much satan tries to tell you that you don't please or love God, remember satan is a liar, so what he says, the opposite is true.  May God bless you and your family.  Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord