‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.’ Deuteronomy 6.5
Whenever love is mentioned in the Bible, it is never simply a nice feeling. Love is primarily an action. It is God’s love for us that led him to send Jesus (John 3.16) and it was the love of Jesus that led him to give himself fully for us (Galatians 2.20). Similarly, our love for God is not something that we express primarily in feelings, but rather in action.
So how can we express our love for him? The way we do this may well vary on different occasions. Honouring him with all our heart may seem particularly appropriate in some circumstances, whereas at other times trust is the key issue or on occasions the need to surrender to him.
As you face the day ahead, how are you going to express your love for him? There may be moments coming up that you know will be testing or a challenge. At these times how will you express your love for him and how will your love be defined? To ponder these questions before today’s challenges arise will give you a more specific idea of your needs, so will shape your prayers about the day ahead.
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