From now on if you listen obediently to the commandments that I am commanding you today, love God, your God, and serve him with everything you have within you, he’ll take charge of sending the rain at the right time, both autumn and spring rains, so that you’ll be able to harvest your grain, your grapes, your olives. He’ll make sure there’s plenty of grass for your animals. You’ll have plenty to eat. But be vigilant, lest you be seduced away and end up serving and worshiping other gods and God erupts in anger and shuts down Heaven so there’s no rain and nothing grows in the fields, and in no time at all you’re starved out—not a trace of you left on the good land that God is giving you. Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder. Teach them to your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning until you fall into bed at night. Inscribe them on the doorposts and gates of your cities so that you’ll live a long time, and your children with you, on the soil that God promised to give your ancestors for as long as there is a sky over the Earth. (Deuteronomy 11:13-21 MSG)
I have said it before and I will say it again and again Love God and serve him with everything you have is the only way to live as ‘followers of the way’.
I do find a lot of us me including say this but don’t do it as well as we ought. Serving God is often too hard for us to keep doing all the time as our own desires kick in and we forget to listen and live as people who love God first and foremost!
I have been hearing a lot recently of people who need to desperately know they are loved & in an interview yesterday when asked what is needed in institutions I said TLC as I think it is important! To serve God is to love those we don’t necessarily like and keep loving including those who attack people in the name of religion. We know God is love and not hate and serving through loving and living that love is the way to go in my opinion!
Blessing as we try to love