Thursday, March 13, 2008

Commandment of Love

Last night, I felt that I did not love God enough. I haven't been talking (praying) to Him enough, praising Him enough, or simply acknowledging Him enough. So, I prayed, asking Him to help me love Him.

You know when you have those moments that are kind of twilight zone-ish...the ones like when you were just thinking about someone and the phone rings and it's that someone you were just thinking about. Or, when you were singing a worship song in the shower Sunday morning, you arrive at church only to here the same song being sung by the choir.

Well, something like that happened this morning.

I opened up one of my devotionals, and the one for today is about loving God...and how we are commanded to do so!

This from Charles F. Stanley's God's Way Day by Day:


You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, will all your soul, and with all your mind. - Matthew 22:37

Loving God is a commandment in God's Word because, like following all the commandments, loving God brings good into our lives. It is not a commandment because God fears that we will not love Him unless He commands us to do so. Rather, it is a commandment because God alone is worthy to be loved. It is the only appropriate response to make toward One who loves as He loves. There is no other acceptable or honorable response we can make. It's as if we are being told, "There's only one right thing to do, so do it."

Internationally-acclaimed author and preacher Charles Stanley adds to his impressive legacy with a year's worth of devotionals drawn from his previous writings including best-sellers Success God's Way, Seeking His Face, and Enter His Gates. This best-selling devotional is loaded with life-changing thoughts and beautiful four-color illustrations. Divided into twelve months but not dated for a specific year, this book promises to become a perennial favorite. -

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