Thank you so much for taking time to stop by! Today I have a vlog prepared for you in which I discuss learning how to “Love God” more than anything else in your life. I believe it is so vital for each and every one of us to not just say we love God, but to take the time to learn how to actively love Him like the man we know as Jesus loved Him. Matthew 22:37-38 tells us the greatest commandment of all. To love our God with all our heart, soul and mind. This seems like such an easy task…but throughout my walk with God, I’ve come to find that what seems like the simplest of concepts, often turns out to be the most difficult of actions.
So. In order to love God the way Matthew 22:37-38 describes, I believe we have to examine what it means to love. In this vlog I discuss 3 characteristics of love…and one vital chapter in the New Testament we can turn to for help. Whether life is currently great, just okay, or the worst it’s ever been, it’s important to learn to truly love God in order to deepen our relationship with Him. Not just so you can get through the tough times, but also so you can experience the true joy and hope that can be found in a true, genuine, and in-depth relationship with our Father. And before you tell yourself this will be an impossible task; or before you feel guilty about not truly feeling this way about God, listen to these words: It’s a Process. I’m still learning and growing in this way on a daily basis. In fact, just 2 hours ago, I prayed that God would help me love Him more than my own desires for my life. It’s a struggle, right? Yes. It’s a struggle to keep your priorities in line. And something tells me this is going to be a life-long struggle. Why? Because we’ll never be perfect.
But that’s the beauty of it! We never peak. As long as we live, we have the opportunity to learn to love God and grow in our relationship with him. From this point forward you can only get better at fulfilling the greatest commandment of all time.
Love you sweet friends! I hope this vlog can bless you on Mother’s Day. And please know that whatever this day means to you, I am praying your day will be blessed. If you’ve lost your mother, or your relationship with her is less than perfect…or if you’re struggling to become a mother, or you never knew your mother, my prayer for blessings on this day are for you too. God sees, hears, and loves you. And He isn’t letting your feelings go unnoticed today. Prayers your way sister. Love you tons.
Love in Christ,
Helen Elizabeth Wisner Strickland
[Side Note: Please excuse my puffy eyes and stuffy nose! Allergy season in Arkansas is in full force!]