"Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Deuteronomy 6:5 (NIV)
God loves us with His whole heart by wanting a relationship with us that will last through all eternity. He loves us by revealing Himself to us in His Word. God knows what we need, and when we need it. He gives us what is good- gifts that lead to purpose, meaning, and fruitfulness (James 1: 16-18). And God asks only that we love Him and our neighbor in the same way.
In 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8, we have a wonderful description of love. Verse 8 is the good news that "love never fails". Isn't that exciting?
Please take time to meditate today on experiences in your life that let you know that God loves you. And pray for our grandchildren and each other:
- To know Jesus Christ as Savior and to desire an intimate relationship with Him (Mark 10: 13-16)
- To look for spiritual lessons in everyday situations (Matthew 25:35-40).
- To see other people with love and kindness, just as God does (Romans 12: 9-10).
I love you and your praying hearts!