How do we love God?
This was the question I asked one Sunday morning as we gathered for worship. How do we love God?
I asked the church to read something with me that morning, The Great Commandment, as we call it, found in Matthew 22:37-40.
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you mind.
Clearly this is important because Jesus, himself, tells us that we must love God, for it's the first and great commandment. But what does that mean, to LOVE God?
Well, to put it simply, to Love God is to worship God; with all that we are, all our heart, all our soul and all our mind. Every part of who we are, in complete awe and reverence. To love God is to worship him.
Worship is 3 Fold…
Worship should be our first priority. Before anything else, we must be a people that love God. And that love must be evident in all that we do.
This week, I want you to consider question, Does my life reflect a life of worship? And, I want to invite you to come humbly to the Most High God, in awe and reverence, and worship the one true, living God; together in weekly worship, in the moments when it's just you and God, and as you live your life as a sacrifice before your Creator.
And that is how you love God.
Jay Higham is a veteran youth worker of over 28 years; having worked with students in the local church and Christian camping settings. Jay is currently serving as the director of family ministry at a church, located in West Virginia. Jay has been married to Amy for over 23 years. Together, they are raising 5 kids, (4 boys and 1 girl). Jay is an aspiring author, blogger, speaker, vlogger, and social media junkie. He is passionate about student ministry, family ministry, and training youth workers to love and serve their students with passion and excellence.