“And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.”
Deuteronomy 6:5 NLT
What does loving God look like?
Love for God is ultimately expressed in our spirit. This is something I’m still trying to figure out how to put words to, but it often manifests itself as sacrifice, obedience, and joy. Loving God has more to do with our hearts than with our acts. The actions we take to love God must initially stem from a willing and obedient heart.
So what does that look like? What are some tangible ways we can love God through willing and obedient hearts?
We can love God by loving others (1 John 4:7-21), by obeying His Word, putting Him before and above ourselves, worshiping Him (song, dance, serving, etc.), by not being lazy, through generosity, by putting our trust in Him, through integrity, sharing Him and His truth with others, utilizing the gifts and abilities that He has given us, talking with Him, and inviting and allowing Him to permeate through our lives. A lot of ways we can love God comes back to loving people, which is what my next post will be about 🙂
What are some ways that you express your love for God?
Sometimes I like the simple pages best 🙂 I used Gelatos Elderberry as my background color. I used the “LOVE” stamp from this month’s kit with a Faber Castell Big Brush Pen Sky Blue marker, and colored in the flowers for a pop of color. I used some alphabet stickers that I had on hand to finish my title and then finished the page off with some heart and enamel dot stickers that were also in this month’s kit (y’all know I love my enamel dot stickers!). And to make it a little happier, I added a bow from one of the previous kits 🙂
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