Loving God back
Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings. You feed them from the abundance of your own house, letting them drink from your river of delights. For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see. Psalm 36:5-9
The God who created everything also demonstrated His unfailing love. His love was unconditional that even when people are continually rebelling against Him, He did not stop loving them. Those who recognized their need of God accepted Him as Lord and Savior. Naturally, the responses to God’s love are loving Him back, gratefulness, and devotion. They recognize that they are His. “For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body” (1 Corinthians 6:20). His grace demonstrated through His death on the cross should cause you to be overwhelmed that you would want nothing more than to live for Him, please Him, and adore Him. The Apostle Paul’s dedication to be a witness to others about God’s love was misconstrued as an action of a crazy person. Yet, Paul explained that he is acting the way he did, fearless in his commitment to serve God, because this is how he wanted to express his love to God. “If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life” (2 Corinthians 5:13-14). The same should be true to each one who claims to have a relationship with God. His love for you and to identify with you should naturally lead you to be passionate about your relationship with Him. When Jesus was asked by the religious leaders as to what should be important in the life of those who will follow Him, He said to them, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind” (Matthew 22:37).Your love to God should continue to grow and intensify as the days pass by because of what He has done for you.