Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (393 words)
Deuteronomy 6:4–6 (ESV): 4 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart."
It's easy to say the words "I love you" but the reality is love is a verb. John Mayer said it right, "you gotta show, show, show me." Loving God then means living solely for Him.
As Moses was recounting the commands of God the one he said was the greatest was to love the Lord your God (Elohim, a compound unity which refers to three or more, a reference to the Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) with all your heart, soul and might. What that means is to love God with your whole being. It is more than words, it is a total commitment to Him at all cost. Jesus said the same thing in Mark 12:30 when asked what the greatest commandment was, to which He replied, "And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength."
Do you love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength? If you do your life will reflect it. Jesus said if you love me you will keep my commands (Jn 14:15). Loving God means living fully for Him. For His will, for His purposes, for His glory. If you aren't living that way then you might love him but not as much as you should. Take a few moments and consider your actions, do they, for the most part, say, "God, I love You" or do they say "self, I love you?" If the latter then simply change your actions to tell God You love Him more than anything. You will never be disappointed by giving God your whole heart.
Father, we thank You for demonstrating Your love for us by sending Your Son. You've spoken this to us through action and not merely through word. May our love for You be demonstrated the same way. Help us to turn our whole hearts to You today. We give You it all even now. May our actions declare "God, I love You" in Jesus' name, amen.