Fall in Love with Jesus
A Facebook post from my oldest son reads “It took me 23 years to fully understand that Jesus is the Best love to have. There’s no greater love than His.” We love a variety of people and things in this world. Many of us have invested an inordinate amount of time loving the unlovable or that which is unhealthy or unproductive. Loving anything or anyone more than the Lord, our God is not advantageous nor is it conducive to a well-lived life. God‘s desire is that we fall in love with Him first. To comprehend this truth at a young age is life changing.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Yes, we should give of ourselves to others. We should give our best to our loved ones, our brethren and the community but the love that encompasses all our heart, soul and strength goes first to God. It’s a process over time of denying self and choosing to serve God. Developing an intimate relationship with God requires a commitment to prayer and study which produces a love that deepens as we discover who God is and how much He cares for us. Love God with all your heart. It will be the best thing you’ve ever done.