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    Real Talk: What It Means to Love God

    Ladies, last week we discussed what it means to know God. This week, we’ll be discussing what it means to love Him. The answer to this may seem obvious. Loving God means believing in Him, following Him and worshipping Him, right? Uh…kinda, but not exactly.

    If there’s one thing you want to remember in scripture, it’s John 14:15, when Jesus Himself said, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.”

    Many Christians follow the commandments because we feel it’s expected of us. It’s how we’re supposed to act and behave as Christians. But Jesus wants us to follow them because we love Him and want to please Him.

    For the love of God is this, that we obey His commandments. (1 John 5:3)


    Everyone is familiar with the 10 Commandments. Even those who are not Christian have heard of them. These are the laws that we are called to follow when we choose to follow Christ. But these are not the only commandments we need to follow.

    Throughout the gospel, Jesus tells us what we should do and how we should behave in order to be followers of the Father. Consider the following:

    In John 14:12, Jesus says, “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.” So, when Jesus is talking about His commandments, He’s also referring to everything He did and taught us during His ministry on earth.

    Mark 12:28-31 reads:

    And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

    Jesus is pretty clear in the above scripture. He confirms that there are two commandments that stand above the rest: to love God with all your soul, mind and strength; and to love your neighbor. The 10 Commandments are divided into loving God and loving your neighbor.

    In Matthew 25, Jesus tells of the judgment of the nations and how we will all be divided as sheep from goats. He explains how judgment is based on how we have lived and how we have treated others. He concludes, “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”

    So, in addition to glorifying and worshipping Him, loving God also means loving others. The way that you treat others is a reflection of your love for God. If you love Him, you will love others by doing for them as you would do for Him.

    Those who say, “I love God” and hate their brothers or sisters are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen. (1 John 4:20)


    Ladies, do you love God? 

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    Find more posts on what it means to know, love and serve God here:

    Real Talk: What It Means to Serve God

    What It Means to Know God

    T.M. Gaouettehttp://www.tmgaouette.com
    T.M. Gaouette is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, blogger and fiction novelist. She was born in Africa, brought up in London and is now living in New England with her husband and four children. Devoted to Him, Gaouette is dedicated to glorifying God through her stories for teens and young adults. T.M. Gaouette is the author of "The Destiny of Sunshine Ranch" and "Freeing Tanner Rose," Christian novels for teens and young adults. She's currently working on completing her upcoming novel -visit tmgaouette.com for more on her Christian fiction work. Connect with her on www.facebook.com/TMGaouette and https://twitter.com/TMGaouette .


    1. I love God with passion!!! Even though we have all made mistakes in life and have sinned…God still forgives us because he loves us all.
      Romans 5:8 “but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

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