What Can We Do To Show God We Love Him?
Aaah, the celebration of love. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, one can't help to think about the greatest love of all time. The love that God has for His children. Throughout the Bible, we see verse after verse about how much our Heavenly Father loves us. But what about us? What are some of the ways we could show God that we truly love Him?
There are many ways to show God we love Him, but we will focus on just three for now. If our desire is to please Him, then these three are not that difficult. When we obey His commandments, follow Jesus and God's Word, and when we love others, God takes note.
The Bible scriptures below share what God's Word says on the subject of love.
OBEY HIS COMMANDMENTS
John 14:15 (NKJV) ~ "If you love Me, keep My commandments."
Matthew 22:37-38 (NKJV) ~ Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment."
Simply put... We show that we love God when we obey His Word. Yes, we ALL make bad decisions and NO ONE is perfect, but God still expects us to follow His rules and not our own. We do this when we obey Him.
FOLLOW JESUS AND FOLLOW GOD'S WORD
John 14:23 (NKJV) ~ Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.
John 3:16 (NKJV) ~ For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
We show our love of God when we study the Word of God and follow the teaching of Jesus. We also show our love by putting Him first. To love someone you must get to know them. We get to know Him when we read the Bible- His Word. God said whoever believes in Him should not perish. In order to believe in Him and to know Him, we must establish a relationship with Him.
I John 4:21 (NKJV) ~ And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.
Mark 12:31 (NKJV) ~ And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
We show that we love God by loving others. When we reach out to others in need, we show our love for them. We show our love for others when we care for the sick, incarcerated, and the poor.
We show God we love Him when we start a relationship with Him, when we get to know Him, and when we love others. It's not difficult when the heart is in the right place.