Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 3, 2013

"And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength." Mark 12:30

Love is the mission, the motive and the means for evangelizing the world.

Doesn't that make sense for a God Who is a God of love? 

And doesn't it make sense for a world in desperate need of love?

What else would work?

What do you think of when you hear this?

Are you thinking of a love that is sentimental, soft and squishy?

If so, do you believe a love like that would have power to change the world?

What does a life-transforming and world-changing love look like?

Sure it prays, and it cares and it shares, but how does that work? How is it expressed?

Love commits.

Notice that Jesus used the word "all" four times in this brief verse - "love the LORD your God with ALL your heart, ALL your soul, ALL your mind, and ALL your strength."

World-changing and life transforming love commits to loving everyone, every time, and always. It loves pro-actively not re-actively. Love is deciding to show love to everyone without exception. This love is not an emotion it is a determination to extend the grace of God to others as it has been expressed to you.

God is committed to loving you unconditionally! 

When you fully commit to fully receiving His love it changes your life!

When you fully commit to expressing that love to others God can change their lives!