In this month of February, we are continuing the theme of Love. This leads me to ask the question: How deep are your roots in Love?
- Is it time? When you had the time to spend with someone
- Is it memory-building experiences? When something happens, funny, happy or sad but the moment is so memorable that you want to tell everyone about it. It bonds you with the people who shared that event.
- Is it knowledge? You know deep down that your love is accepted and your life so meaningful because it is shared?
- Is it God: Where does God factor in these questions?
He is rooted in his love for you—in fact you could say; “He is rooting for you.” I know that is a bad pun.
So many of the Bible verses speak of His great love for us. How and when are we going to return it?
It does not have to be earned. You do not have to:
- Spend every day memorizing Bible verses,
- Know your Bible inside out, or
- Be constantly praying and doing ‘good works’.
All that God asks of us is to Love Him. In fact, it is the first commandment:-
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:3).
Jesus agreed and expanded it saying; “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37-38)
Is there anything else you love with all your heart, soul and mind? Is it your family, a pet, a hobby perhaps? How could someone tell what is the most important thing in your life?
- Perhaps your topic of conversation always goes back to the love of your life?
- Perhaps all your values, opinions and character are shaped by this love?
- Perhaps all your work, activities and money are spend in this area?
What do you get back from this cherished choice?
- Is your love returned?
- Does this love stand for you and ‘root’ for you unselfishly, in good times and bad times?
- Is this love apparent in your behavior, culture and personality?
There are some interesting questions and conversations to be had, when you consider God as Love, who loves you and wants to see your love returned. It is a relationship, which is two-way, and a forever relationship. It is always presence in this life—and the next.
In other words God will never leave you or forsake you, he is always on your side wanting the best for you and His roots go down centuries, proving His love for you for all time.
Can you think of anything better?
May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely in love.
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