Michael Youssef's Devotional: Love Him Just Like He Loves Us(Mark 12:30-31)
By Michael Youssef - Leading The Way On February 16, 2014
God does not want a one-sided relationship with us. He did not send His own Son to die a painful death on the Cross for us in order for us to merely accept His forgiveness and continue our lives without Him. He did not adopt us as His children only to receive the occasional visit in return. He wants a daily, close, personal relationship with us. He wants to see us commit our time and our hearts to Him in prayer. He wants us to talk to Him, praise Him, and worship Him every day.
The more we comprehend the magnitude of God's love for us, the more we will love Him back. The more time we spend in prayer learning about Him and developing a relationship with Him, the more our love for Him will grow.
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Spend time in prayer today just adoring Him. Praise Him for His amazing love. Pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you in how to show the immensity of God's love to the world.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your amazing love which allows me to have a personal relationship with You. Thank You that You want to spend time with me, that You want to hear from me, that You want to have a relationship with me. Help me to model Your love to a world that desperately needs it. Amen.
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength . . . Love your neighbor as yourself" (Mark 12:30-31).