iReflect: Deuteronomy 6 – What does it mean to Love God with all Your Heart?

iReflect-Love-God-with allEverybody deserves Love. To love and be loved. To give endearing affection towards another human being and to receive such in return is heavenly. But what does it mean to love God, a spiritual being whom you cannot see with all your heart?

To love God with all your heart is similar to loving human beings, for whoever does not love his brother does not love God. 1 John 4:20 (NLT) . To love God with all your heart simply means to choose God above all other gods, shun all temptations to share him with anything else that poses itself as the one true God and make a commitment to devote yourself totally to him. Deuteronomy 6: 5-9,13-18. This means surrender totally to God your will, thoughts, feelings and affections.

When you love human beings with your heart, you think about them at all times, you talk to them at every slightest opportunity you get to talk to them and you want to please them at all times. The same thing applies to loving God with your heart, it means to give him your heart; acknowledge and believe in God first and foremost, believe that God exists; Hebrews 11:3, look for every opportunity to talk to him about everything and try to please him in all you do. To Love God with your heart means to think, talk and observe his commands at all times.

6x9 - Front - LandscapeTo love God with all your heart is not about His visibility but about the possibility of sharing your heart with him. It may be easier to love human beings who you see regularly than to love the invisible spiritual being; God, who you cannot see; but God first loved us while we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8). It is only natural to reciprocate the love from God back to God. To love God with all your heart is a calling into a state of full commitment, undivided attention to him. To love him unconditionally is a calling to partake of the goodness of God to live long and enjoy every other benefits attached to loving him.

It also means to embrace the all encompassing, never wavering, never faltering, never failing, agape love of God. Embracing this love means giving yourself to understand His ways, His plans and His thoughts through His commands, judgements and statutes. When you give yourself to the understanding of these things and you commit yourself to its applications to your lifestyle, then the fear of God will be established in your heart and it will help you to walk in holiness, righteousness and godliness.

Love is kind and patient. Love is everything explained in 1 Corinthians 13 but the truest form of love is the unconditional love. The simplest way to give unconditional love to God is to give him all of your heart, your soul, your mind, and all your strength. Get an understanding that despite all your many faults, God still loves you and all He wants in return is your loyalty to love Him at all costs. Today, choose Love, Choose God, Give Him all your heart and receive His love in return.

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