Monday, June 18, 2007

How do I love the Lord with every part of me for every moment of my life?

How do I love the Lord with every part of me for every moment of my life?
i mean the point is Jesus said if u do not obey me...u dont love me..
and to love God, u must do it with all your heart, soul and mind...

but the reality is do we love God with ALL of our heart?each day, as you live your life and sneeze another day by, do you actually conciously THink,eat,walk 100% of your day focussing on God? is it then impossible to give our ALL to God?doesnt then that makes us sin everyday?

The fact is...its true that we cant!

Romans 3:23
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God

Paul here clearly states how we stand before God.No way there is a possibility that we are able to give our all.BUt just as the way GOd says "be perfect for i am perfect".Jesus here puts it in similar fashion providing us a benchmark towards what we should strive for by saying

"Deuteronomy 6:5

Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."

It is only by God and by him alone do have the ability to repent from our sins.

Psalm 18:32
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

for awhile i have thought of the bible as being a blank picture with lines drawn to form a picture.And i thought my job was to colour that picture as beautifully as i can not going out of the lines. BUT now i realise that christianity is more than just colouring between the lines.Christianity is more than just obeying laws after laws..Christianity is more than trying to be sinless so you can get to heaven.

We are all created differently and therefore our worship and lifestyle should not be stereotyped by what others think it should be.When Jesus was asked about the laws.Jesus replied the same answer "love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul". It is a matter of where our heart is and how much we prioritize him in our lives. Lifting up hands and closing our eyes during prayers does not make one holy. Christianity is more than just rituals!It is more than just a confession booth.It is where our heart should be.

Yes, we fall short of it every single day.but Paul urges us in phillipians 3:12

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

i hope this has helped...