Jan 14, 2011

what God loves, part 1

I decided to do a series: What God Loves. 

This post is part one of that series.

The most important thing God loves is....Love. God loves when we love our friends. God loves when we love our enemies. God loves when we love Him. Love is essential in every relationship imaginable. In our relationship with God, what do you know? We must love Him, because He first loved us {and there are a whole bunch of other reasons too!}. We must love our parents, which is another very important relationship. We must love our siblings. We must love our friends. We must love our teachers, coaches, political leaders, and anyone else in authority above us. While most people don't like this idea, we also must love our enemies.

Romans 12:10 "Be devoted to each other in love. Honor one another above yourselves." 

There are so many verses in the Bible about love that it's simple to know how much the Lord loves it! Love is beautiful. Powerful. Amazing. The most indescribable thing on earth. The feeling of knowing you're loved is amazing and can't be described. Have you ever tried to explain the feeling of knowing the Lord loves you with all His heart, even though we're awful {wretched would be a better word} sinners? Try it sometime. It doesn't exactly work. 

Love isn't a feeling, it's an action. Do things for others in love, so that they know just how much you love them. Give people a hug randomly for no apparent reason {other than, well, love!}.

Jesus Christ is the ultimate example of love. He allowed himself to be crucified in the most awful way to save us from our sins. He could have hopped right on off of that cross with a snap of a finger, but He didn't. Because He loves us, and because He knows we could not be saved on our own "power". Jesus' love is evident in our lives every day. He constantly showers down blessings on us and comforts us through the hard times.

Deuteronomy 6:5 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, will all your mind, and with all your strength."


Wow, the Lord couldn't have put it clearer! Love God with everything!

Come back next week for another 'What God Loves'! 

 

2 comments:

Mouse & Magoo said...

Lulu,

Your words and thoughts about God makes my heart warm and makes me feel like I can keep trudgin' through that snow with those hard times.

Thank-you SO much you changed my night in ways I cannot explain!

Love in CHIRST,
& Jesus' richest blessin's to you!!
Love,
MEghan

Elizabeth said...

The Lord is so good and I'm so grateful for His never-ending love! It is overflowing. I was really encouraged by the verses you chose, too. I'm excited to see this Bible study-type post on your blog-very encouraging!

Joyfully in Jesus,
Elizabeth
P.S. Thanks so much for adding my blog button to your links page...you are so sweet! I need to edit and go through my links and so yours will probably be on there soon, Lord willing! =)