I have a learning disability and it is more helpful for me to listen to the bible than to read. Thank God this is not a problem for me anymore. Anyone can listen to the bible for free on the internet. As I was listening to the word this morning… it gave me a different perspective on God’s word. Paul and the other writers of the New Testament tells us what God requires of us and how we should act as Christians.
I got a really big revelation about this…. “IF WE LOVE GOD”! If we love God then we would do EVERYTHING we can do to act right and to please Him. If we love God with all of our heart, mind, body, and soul we will be crazy in love with God and do whatever we can to please Him. Not just sometimes but all the time. I feel all the writers are trying to get us to do the right thing. They give us a lot of spiritual directions and tips. We will want to do these this if we deeply love God. We won’t want to sin because how can we be involved in bad things with someone you love so much and want to please?
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
I feel this is the KEY to our spiritual walk! Loving God!!!! We will want to be humble and bowed down in our heart at all times. We will offer our bodies to Him as a sacrifice. We will be thinking about Him most of the time. Everything we do will be geared towards His wants and desires!
Luke 10: 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Loving God with all your strength means to love Him with all your energy, ability and power.)
How do we get to this kind of love and devotion? I love God like this now but it has been a long process to get to this point. I have figured out some things which I’m going to share with you:
THE FIRST BIG THING I’VE FIGURED OUT IS THIS:
“I NEED TO SEPARATE THE PAIN FROM MY TRIALS FROM WHAT I KNOW ABOUT GOD’S LOVE FOR ME.”
I have learned not to combine my trials with my relationship with God in a way that I think God is continually punishing or testing me. I know my trials and testing’s have a purpose in my life that only God can be sure of the cause and outcome. My job is to know that “It is well with my soul” NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO ME!!! I should know that my mind is being renewed every day and I’m good in my spirit man. I may go through trials and many of them might be quite severe but I should BE ASSURED in my heart that God loves me!
Even if the trial might be to correct something in my life I still must know in my mind that God has my BEST interest at heart and His motives are pure and holy towards me. So this keeps my relationship with Him in my mind heart strong and loving. Even in the very worst of times I must say…God loves me so! This mindset has really helped me so much!!! I DON”T need to be upset with God. I can be sad about the difficulty though. This attitude will keep my faith high and depression and doubt low. My love for God won’t be lessened. We’re human and our love can get stronger or weaker because of what we’re feeling or experiencing at the time. We need to be very secure in God’s love for us and we need to love Him fully in our dark times.
THESE ARE 7 BIG REASONS WHY I LOVE GOD LIKE CRAZY:
- I KNOW THAT GOD CREATED ME IN HIS MIND AND HEART AND HAS A WHOLE BIG PLAN FOR MY LIFE FROM THE BEGINNING TO SAVE ME, REDEEM ME AND ADOPT ME INTO HIS FAMILY.
- HE WILL NEVER DO ANYTHING TO DESTROY ME AND HAS ONLY MY BEST INTEREST AT HEART.
- THAT HE LOVES ME SO MUCH AND ACCEPTS ME FOR WHO I AM RIGHT NOW!
- HE WILL NEVER LET ME EXPERIENCE ANY MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING FOREVER WHEN I TRANSITION TO HEAVEN!
- I HAVE PUT THE devil IN his PLACE IN MY MIND WHICH IS ONLY A SMALL PIECE AS COMPARED TO GOD’S WHOLE BIG INCREDIBLE PLAN FOR MY EXISTENCE. THIS MAKES GOD’S LOVE FOR ME SO OVERWHELMING.
- I REMEMBER THE MANY MIRACLES AND VICTORIES GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH IN MY LIFE.
- I BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE TRUE WORD OF GOD AND THAT THE BIBLE SAYS GOD LOVES ME…DROPPING THE MIKE HERE!!!!
How to love an invisible God?
There is only one way to love an invisible God and that is to seek Him out. I really said in a previous blog to “date God”! Spend a lot of time getting to know Him through studying about Him in the bible and talking to Him often. Visit with God until you get to experiencing His Shekinah Glory!!!! This can also happen in a church setting. Once it happens to you…you will want more of this supernatural experience.
Why should you want to love God this deeply? Because love is the whole reason why God created us. He loves us and He wants us to love Him and others. The big take away here is that if I love God like crazy then I will do everything I possibly can to obey Him in every way. I will live a holy and obedient life and will want to help others obtain what I have. I will be able to make more disciples and therefore build the kingdom of God. This will please Father God. Jesus went through a lot for us. The Holy Spirit is working in us 24/7 to help us. I need to love God like crazy…I want to! I believe this is the answer for all things going on in this world…..To love the creator of all human life with all our heart, mind, body, soul and strength!
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
God didn’t just love you….He SO loved you!!!! You are so loved!!!
God wrote the check…Jesus cashed it and the Holy Spirit distributed the love!! We are blessed!