Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Loving What We Believe

“May the Living God, Who is the portion and rest of the saints, make these our carnal minds so spiritual and our earthly hearts so heavenly that loving Him and delighting in Him may be the work of our lives.” Richard Baxter

Here’s the bottom line: our ultimate purpose is to delight in God.

“Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

This verse is a command. We must delight in Him. The reward if we obey? We’ll give us the desires of our heart.

You can’t just meet a stranger and instantly love them. Love needs to grow. Likewise, our love in Christ needs to grow. It may not be easy, but it’s so worth it.

What are so practical ways to deepen you love for God?

1.      Set aside time each day to spend with Jesus
When you love someone, you want to spend time with them. God is glorified when you want to spend time with Him!

2.      Tell others about Him
Let others know how good He is.

3.      Truly worship Him
Don’t just sing these songs.

4.      Be joyful
When you choose to rejoice in Him despite the circumstance, it shifts your focus from you to Him.

The hardest part about growth in your love for God is that you must continue in these things even when feeling is absent. Can I say it enough? God is so worth it! Love Him!

If you were to add another point in ways to deepen your love for God, what could you add?

Does this challenge you?


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