Loving God

Because of God’s great love for us, we will love God.

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

We are to love God with all of our being, all that we are.  We should love God

with our eyes – what we do and do not look at

with our ears – what we do and do not listen to

with our tongues – what we do and do not say

with our hands – what we do and do not do

with our feet – where we go and don’t go

with our minds – what we do and do not think

with our hearts – what we do and do not desire

with our time – how we do and don’t use our days.

We are to love God with our entire lives. 

O God, you are my God;
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
  as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
– Psalm 63:1

Our love is shown in our desire for him.

We earnestly seek him.

We thirst for him.

We faint for him.

We long for him.

We hunger for him.

We pant for him.

  My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
  and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips.
– Psalm 63:5

And our desire for him is not disappointed.  In him we find

our satisfaction

our fulfillment

our meaning

our purpose

our identity

our lives.

And so in response:

we praise him

we bless him

we honor him

we glorify him

we worship him

we live for him

we love him.

Father, help us to grow in our love for you. 
In response to your amazing love for us,
may we love you with all of our being,
desiring and praising you 
who alone will satisfy our souls.
Amen.

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