Hey, y’all! First, I have a confession: I’ve had time to write a blog post, so I’m not gonna fake that I didn’t, but I hope this post makes up for the months of nothing. 🙂 And to be honest, this month has been really, really crazy busy and really, really hard. But don’t worry that I’m going to dump a bunch of stuff on you, but I don’t want you to think that everything is okay. And I know that at least one of my readers is going to be like, “Hey girl, same.” And just to throw it out please, please, please: Head over to the Contact MG page and send me a quick prayer request cause I know that you have something that I can pray for you and/or your friend(s) and family. This is something that is really important to me as a writer. I know that I don’t have a large reader audience and like half of it is my grammi and mother (so hi to those two!), but I want to be able to really connect with you and the other readers. And most of all, I want this blog to be a place that is God-glorifying and somewhere where you can feel safe and encouraged. ❤
Now, enough rambling! Let’s get to the blog post………..
how to love God with all of your heart
That seems easy, right? When I was thinking up blog posts, I thought so too, but it really isn’t. Loving God is hard, because we live in a broken world, and in a broken culture that tells us not to love a God that we can’t see or touch. And on top of that, our world doesn’t even know truly what the word love means. This is the definition of love that Google comes up with:
It doesn’t seem that weird, but if you look in the bible at the amazing love that God has for us: It’s more than “an intense feeling of deep affection“. It’s an amazing love that contradicts what this nation, what this world sees as “love”. Jesus’s love doesn’t expect something back, Jesus’s love loves because he cares for you, Jesus’s love will never go away. This world yearns to see this love, but they fill their heads with the notion that love is a Disney Princess ordeal. When you love, you love because you expect something back from someone else. If you want to an amazing love that loves because it simply loves with the truest love, you have to look to Jesus. Because were our love lies, our life lies. We rely on love to live. We can’t let our love rely on another sinful human because if that person fails us then our life falls apart. I need to love God. You need to love God. We need to love God.
Our world is emotionally falling apart because it isn’t rooted in Christ’s love. We are murdering babies, telling teens and young adults that if they don’t like how their life is going they can just end it, and every year more teens falls into depression and anxiety. We can’t stand by and watch this go on.Tweet
How do we love Jesus then, if we are stuck in this broken world?! We love Him like He loves us. I know that might seem impossible, but we can strive, and strive, I’m going to. God gives us three things that we can love Him with.
And now, these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13
God wants us to love Him with all of these, but most of all, He wants us to LOVE Him and yearn to be with Him. What I want you to take away is this,
God loves you and you NEED to love Him.
a dare for you (because sometimes we forget to love):
- find 1-4 young people to mentor. You could save their life by being a light and prayer warrior for them.
- Do something so that more people know that our world is falling into this darkness. Start a blog, if you’re a pastor preach a sermon on it, post this on social media or write something on your own. You can do something about this.
- Volunteer! https://www.volunteermatch.org/ If you click on the link, it will take you to a website where it has 100s of opportunities for you to volunteer in your area.
- Love Jesus like nobody’s business. He deserves it far beyond you can even imagine.
- And LOVE like Jesus, not the world. No matter how beat up and tired you are, strive to love like Jesus. ❤
I love y’all so much.
❤ 𝓂𝒶𝓇𝓎 𝑔𝓇𝒶𝒸𝑒