For a long time, I professed to love the Lord. My life clearly indicated otherwise. Until the Lord changed me and brought me to where I am today. He taught me how to love Him, and now I sincerely do.
It’s pretty easy to say to ourselves, “Oh, I love the Lord!” And to say to others we feel led to tell, “Oh, I love the Lord!”
But do we? Do we really love the Lord? Truly? Genuinely?
Please consider the 7 key signs of someone who genuinely loves the Lord.
1. We are commanded to love the Lord with ALL OUR HEARTS.
2. The Lord is to be our FIRST LOVE.
3. Those who love the Lord are to OBEY THE LORD.
4. Those who love the Lord are to honor, praise, serve, worship, and glorify the Lord. Not to do so out of a sense of obligation and not to be restricted to a church service. But to do so “IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.” Genuinely, passionately, fervently, zealously.
5. Those who love the Lord are to serve the Lord.
6. Those who love the Lord are to love others.
7. Those who love the Lord are to tell others about Him.
Please reflect on the verses below that back up the 7 key signs of loving the Lord and seek the Lord in prayer to see where you stand. Seek His forgiveness if you need any. Seek the Lord for strength, wisdom, willingness, and direction in going forth in GENUINELY LOVING THE LORD – with ALL YOUR HEART! Amen!
Father, what a beautiful message! Some may think as they read this, oh, how prideful of her to call this a beautiful message! But Lord, I give YOU EVERY SINGLE OUNCE OF GLORY FOR THIS MESSAGE. You put it on my heart. You gave me the words. You gave me the verses.
You gave me the encouragement to give others. You took me from someone who was wrong in saying I loved you because it was little more than words and emotion to someone who is learning day by day to truly love you the way you desire! So absolutely, Father, ALL THE GLORY belongs to you.
Now please do an awesome work by your Holy Spirit through your wonderful Word in everyone reading this who needs the same transformation I have undergone. And help us all day by day to love you with ALL OUR HEARTS! AMEN!
These verses go with the 7 key signs above! There are plenty more in the Bible! I encourage you to read the Bible daily! Please keep your hearts and eyes open to more verses that go with this message as you spend time with the Lord and study His Word each and every day! Enjoy!
“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. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” Mt. 32:37-40
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.” Revelation 2:4-5
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”” John 4:23-24
“This is love, that we walk according to His commandments…” 2 John 1:6
“But take careful heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”” Joshua 22:5