How To Love God 101

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27

“How do we love God?” Sheldi wondered. “I want to learn, but He’s invisible. I don’t have money, or valuables, or even any talents He needs. How can someone like me learn to love an all-sufficient, invisible Spirit I can’t even touch?” Have you ever wondered that? We’re dependent upon our senses and God is outside those. So when we read Bible verses telling us to love God, deep down we think, “How can I have feelings for Someone I can’t see, hear, feel, or experience in the real world?” 

God knows we struggle with that, because He’s the one who made us physical. So He gives us practical ways to sing to Him a thousand love songs. “Take care of orphans,” He says. “Look out for the helpless, for people who cannot defend themselves, for grannies on fixed incomes, and children without fathers.” When we take on the burdens of people who are not our responsibility, we are loving God. When we say “NO!” to our fleshly desires, turn away from temptation, and discipline ourselves to be obedient to Him, we are loving God. When we make a choice simply because He wants us to, He notices and approves. Those physical offerings are translated into heavenly currency and are gladly received by our loving Father.

Have you wondered what it means to truly love God? Make His passions your passions and you will find out. 


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