36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.
We are what we do. God has given us this commandment to devote our time and our life to because if we practice loving God with our whole being then not only will our life change but the world around us will change. The world needs to see God’s people living out there first love and devotion because we become what we do. We become compassionate, patient, steadfast, and strong in the face of all the opposition of the evil in the world. They will see the perfection of God in our life. They will see us standing amid tragedy filled with hope and a soul that is at peace.
God did not say to love him simply because he can and simply because he is sovereign. God said devote your life to loving me and you will see a change in your life. We become what we do. Are there times when we do not understand all the ways of God? Absolutely! We are not God but that should not hinder our pursuit or practice of loving God. God has given us far more reasons to pursue loving Him than there are for doubting Him. Commit to loving God with your feelings, with your spirit, and with your thinking and you will find a better person emerging. Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon.