27 September 2014
LORD, the thing You want the most from me is for me to love You. You want me to love You. Woa!
How simply this request is presented in the Bible, but how complicated I’ve made it to be. How lovely. How wonderful it is: The thing God wants the most is for me to love Him. Nothing is greater than this.
The greatest commandment, I believe, has sometimes lost it’s intensity in it’s translation to the English language. I believe that the whole point of explaining how to love God by loving Him “with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength” is an EXTREMELY passionate request of God- of His desire for a passionate, all-consuming love. Romantic love is modeled after this great love that God has both shown and desired to receive.
“…if I have not love, I am nothing.”