John 14:15 - “If you love Me, keep My commandments.
God has a question for all of us on today? Do we truly love Him?
If we truly love the Lord, the results would be the keeping of His Word in our lives.
God deserves our love and He is worthy of our love. Our Love for Him should not because of what He has done for us, but because of who He is.
When we say we love God, we are saying that we desire to continually be in His presence, we desires to praise and worship Him, we desire to continue to talk about and share Him with others, we treasure Him for indeed He is valuable beyond measure for He is the Sovereign God of the universe.
Loving God means wanting God, preferring Him above all else, esteeming Him, admiring Him and treasuring Him.
Loving God is about being in a personal relationship with Him.
Even when we did not love Him nor seek a relationship with Him, he yet sill loved us beyond limits. He went as far as dying on the cross just to prove His love for humanity.
Jesus told His disciples "If you love Me, keep My commandments." These profound words of Jesus was spoken to His disciples just prior to His crucifixion and I speak them to you on today.
When we truly love the Lord, we are motivated by Him and committed to Him.
Obedience in loving God does not come from our own strength. We need help! That is why Jesus says in vs#16 I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Counselor, that He may be with you forever:
This promised comforter is the Holy Spirit. It is He who leads, guides and directs us into all truth. Apart from Him, we can not love God!
Loving Jesus goes beyond our emotional feelings. Loving Jesus means surrendering to the power of the Holy Spirit in His attempt to transform our heart, mind, soul and character into the likeness of Christ.
We can only love Jesus and keep His commandments when we daily allow our will to be submitted to God's will for our lives.
Loving God requires putting on the mind of God. How do we do that? Through the Word of God, the leading of the Holy Spirit and prayer.
Philippians 2:5-Let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus.
Obedience to Jesus command is a true test of our "LOVE" for Him.
Love is the basis of our relationship with God. His love has been manifested to us in the Gift of Jesus Christ and our love for Him is manifested in obedience to His commands.
Do you truly love the Lord? OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS!!
God bless you.