Duty or Delight? – Week 5

I had finished Week 5 about two weeks ago. I just had the time now to write about it.

Week 5 I must say is my favorite week. It’s about L-O-V-E.  And, that week was really special because the message totally made a huge impact with the way I think and feel towards the things that I’ve been dealing lately.

But anyways…I just want to talk about God’s love.

Have you ever tried comprehending or understanding the love of God for you? I tried sometimes. But, we just can’t right? We can never find the right words to explain it. Instead, we just accept it and embrace it wholeheartedly. I know how much God loves me. He greatly displayed His love through our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.  And, He did that for all of us. But, what’s nice about our Father? He never stops showing His love. He is just so sweet! 

During this week 5, God has revealed to me something that really changed my heart. I must say, He spoke straight to my heart.  I just found myself, not thinking, not analyzing, not questioning but peacefully trusting, accepting and smiling. I was in awe! That’s the right word. I felt God working in me, just loving me. 🙂 
(And now, I’m smiling again as I’m typing this.)

As God loves us, teaching us what love is and how to love, we should also respond to that love. But, as simple as it may sound, it is not that easy. That’s why He commanded us to love Him. 

Loving God means worshiping Him through spiritual disciplines and serving Him. We could do that, right? How about loving God means loving the person that you can’t stand to be with? Well, that’s hard, isn’t it? That’s why Jesus made it also a commandment, to love our neighbors. 

God taught me ‘Forgiveness’ in a very hard way…always the hard way. But, it made me better. It has taught me to love God more. It has even made me understand more of God’s character, the great Forgiver. 

How about you? How has God been teaching you about loving Him lately? Obedience is an act of love for God. Do you agree?

Deuteronomy 6:5 
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”