In this self-centered world, we tend to be very focused on God’s amazing love for us, but God’s greatest command is to love HIM with all our hearts and we should give serious consideration to whether and how we are continually expressing our love to Him IN OUR HEARTS, IN OUR WORDS, and IN OUR ACTIONS.
Jesus makes clear those who love Him are to obey Him (John 14:15), but how delighted I was one day when the Holy Spirit led me to Psalm 100 and showed me 6 more ways in that relatively short psalm to show the Lord our love for Him! Please read the psalm just below and see if you can find them!
“…Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” Psalms 100:1-5 KJV
Did you find all 6 ways? Here they are:
- Create a “joyful noise” – TO GOD!
- Serve Him gladly!
- Sing in His presence!
- Come into His presence thanking Him!
- Come into His presence with praise!
- Bless Him! This can be in seemingly endless ways when you think, say, and do things pleasing and honoring and bringing joy and gladness to the Lord!
I don’t know about you, but thinking about this and writing this message makes me even more excited and desirous and committed and inspired to show the Lord my love for Him!
How about you?