“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. All the law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
God is the Centre of Our Lives
Jesus is telling us that God should be the centre of our lives. That everything we do, eat, drink, get up in the morning and everything we think, say, our rest our coming and going and our prayer life, simply everything about ourselves and our lives should all be circled around our love for God. Many will say that is impossible. It isn’t if we hand the matter over to God, with sincerity and with all humility. We must really want God to be our life and our all. It is a life time commitment. We fall then we get up again and continue on our journey for the sole purpose to get near to God. If you have never tasted God that sounds boring. You would be very surprise to find out you are totally wrong. The closer you get to God, in other words the deeper your love grows for God the more exciting it gets. We still have our trials, because there are demons out there trying to steal our joy and our peace away. The moment you let doubt in, you will lose your joy and peace in one go. The closer you get to God the braver you get and the wiser you become. The world starts to lose its attraction for you. It is a bit like food, the food you hated when you were a child, you now love and it is one of the main ingredients in all your meals.
When You are Too Involved with the World
When people get too involved with the world, they lose their vision of God. And they start to believe in the lies the world teachers. Their heart becomes hardened and lazy in the things of God. Their taste buds go funny. They no longer can taste the sweet things of God. They distance themselves from God and then they complain that God doesn’t care about them, that He is indifferent to their needs. There is another group that has listen to all the lies of Satan and believes in them, we all have been there. He tells you that you are not worthy of God’s love, that you will never be worthy. Please don’t listen to those lies, they are so untrue. Jesus sacrifice has made you worthy if you will only believe in His love. Believe He has paid the whole price for all your sins. I have seen a vision once I speak of it quickly. Jesus was on one knee and the other knee was sweeping behind Him, with hands wide open to the imaginary sinner, begging and begging him to look at him instead of his sins, but the man was full of despair, because he would only look at his sins and not at Jesus. There was more to it but I won’t go in to any more details. If you want to read some more about it, it is in one of my chapters in my e-book “God has spoken to Me.” You can buy it on this site it is under the name of Susan Darling.
Genuinely Following Jesus
In your life if you are genuinely following Jesus, it is full of promotions to a higher state of grace and I find the first step is always the hardest. Another word for promotion could be conversions. You are always get converted to something bigger and better. It always cost more, but so does your love, joy and peace and a whole lot of other things does too. And of course you have the ability to shine more, because God’s Spirit lives in you. So people can recognise Him in you and start to learn a little about who He is. Your prayers are more powerful. There are many reasons for this, for one thing, you understand God’s will better. You know what prayers pleases Him and which prayers He will not answer, because they do not glorify Him. The more obedient you are to Him, the stronger are your prayers, because He is so please to see that you are faithful to Him. The more obedient you are, you tend to grow in faith too, which helps in seeing your prayers answered. When you pray you do not try to use God. Many people try to use God and if they get what they want, they are not grateful and go on their worldly way showing no respect for God and what He has done for them. We don’t like being used, so why do we think we should get away with it with God.
We Are Not Expected To Do This All On Our Own.
God does not expect us to come closer to Him by our own strength. We will fail time and time again. We are simply have no goodness of our own to draw from. Love is The Holy Spirit, so is courage, obedience, patience, friendliness and etc. These things are spiritually and come from God’s Spirit. So how can you become courageous if you don’t call on God to give His Holy Spirit to you, so that you can become courageous? Courage is a gift from God. You can’t manifest it all by yourself it has to be given to you. And God is all eager to give it to His children. To grow in grace you have to keep asking and asking to you get it. Why does, God takes so long sometimes to give you His Spirit? The reason is because if you keep at it and don’t give up, it increases the hunger for God. The greater the hunger the greater the grace God will give you. Of course God wants to give you a whole lot more than what you are asking for. I have used courage as an example but this rule applies to all graces that you want to grow into.