Saturday, August 10, 2013

With All My Heart

Love the LORD your God with all you heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.  Deuteronomy 6:5

Good Morning Dear Friends.  I am currently participating in a book study at Proverbs 31 Ministries.  The title of the book is What Happens When Women Say Yes to God.  I can assure you, if you decide to read this book, you will be convicted.  You will be convicted to examine your life and see how you may have missed possible “divine appointments.” 

My question to you today dear friend is, do you desire to say YES to God?  Do you desire to obedient to your Savior and LORD?  God tells us in His Word we are to love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength.  How do we love our LORD with all our heart, soul, and strength?  What does it look like to love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength? 

One way we demonstrate our love for our Savior and LORD is by spending time with Him.  How much time do you spend with your Savior and LORD each day?  Reading His Word, praying, meditating on His Word.  God speaks to us through His Word.  If we are to hear a message from our Savior and LORD we must spend time reading God’s Word.  If we do not spend time with our Heavenly Father each day, we are not hearing His will and purpose for our life.  Pray and ask God to place a desire for His Word in your heart. 

Another way we demonstrate our love for our Savior and LORD is by applying what He reveals to us in His Word.  God’s Word is wonderful for receiving clear direction when we are confused over circumstances and situations.  God reveals to us in His Word how to live a lifestyle that is pleasing to Him.  A lifestyle pleasing to our Heavenly Father is demonstrating our love for Him.  Our lifestyle should bring glory and honor to the LORD of our life. 

We demonstrate our love for our Savior and LORD by releasing things (possessions, a job, a home, a family member) He has asked us to release.  We will not walk in obedient fellowship with our Savior and LORD without being called to release something to our Heavenly Father.  Our Savior and LORD desires our complete surrender to Him.  Releasing our goals, our dreams, and our desires will be  difficult, but the blessings that will abound will be well worth it.  We must keep eternity in mind. 

Let us surrender today to our Savior and LORD.  Relinquish control to God.  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6

Dear Heavenly Father, I humbly bow before you asking you to help us to love you with our heart, soul, and strength.  Help us Father to truly trust you in every area of our life.  Father I pray that you will place in my heart, and my friends’ hearts, a hunger for Your Word.  If you are calling us to release something into your hands Lord, give us the grace and strength to be obedient to you.  In Jesus Precious, Holy Name….AMEN….

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