Do You Love God?

DSC_0038Do you love God? I mean really – Do you love God?  Because 1 John 5 says that if we love God, then we will follow His commands!

1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.  2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.  3 This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,  4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.  5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

Loving God means living according to His will! I love God and I want to follow His commands and I want to live according to His will, but I must confess that I sometimes mess this thing up!  And when I mess it up, I don’t feel like I love Him.  I know that deep down in my heart that I do love Him, but sometimes I let my love for myself get in the way of my love for Him!  But I am not going to give up, because while I am not perfect, I am forgiven!

I do love God and while I sometimes allow the flesh to get in the way of my Spirit, I am not going to give up or give in! And you don’t have to give up or give in either!  If you really love God, it does not mean that you will not ever make a mistake or commit a sin.  If you really love God it means that when you do make a mistake or commit a sin – that you realize it, are sorry for it and are willing to do whatever you need to do – to make things right.

God loves you and you love God!  Live your life today for Him and His glory by taking the small steps of obedience that take you away from the selfishness of the flesh and into the freedom of the Spirit!