"I want to prove my love to God!" Have you ever heard anyone say that before? I HAVE!!! And then they go on to give some huge thing or way they want to prove their love to God! Sometimes they are good, sacrificial things annnnnnnnd sometimes they're just CRAZY!!! Hee, hee!!!
what does Jesus say about proving our love to Him???
Although their are many scriptures in the Bible about loving God, there are two specific things that Jesus tells his disciples to prove their love to him! In John 14, at the last supper before his crucifixion, Jesus speaks to the disciples about what they can do to prove their love to him!!!
1. Keep my commandments
"If ye love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)
There was A LOT about to happen to Jesus...buuuuuut he didn't tell his disciples if you love me beat up my enemies, or cut off their ears, or defend me or argue with people about who I am...He simply said, IF YOU LOVE ME, KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS!!! Obedience!!! I saw a sign that says, I love Jesus buuuuuut I also cuss. WELL, If you LOVED JESUS...You would keep his commandments!!! Or you hear someone say, I love Jesus buuuuuuut I don't think I have to go to church or dress a certain way...I still listen to gospel music...weeeeeelllll good...buuuuuut Jesus said, IF YOU LOVE ME, keep my commandments!!! You can't prove your love for God while still living in sin.
2. Feed my sheep
I think Jesus is pretty straight forward about this matter and I really don't need to expound on it!!! FEED HIS SHEEP!!!
If you love God, there are two ways to prove your love to him, that doesn't involve arguing with agnostics or graffitting I love Jesus at the local pot shop, just KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS AND FEED HIS SHEEP!!!!
Buuuuuuuuuut God DOES give us one more way that we can prove to THE WORLD that we are his disciples...annnnnnnd often THIS can be harder than them all!!!!
3. Love one to another!!!
"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." (1 John 13:35) So often it's hard to love each other when we see all the character flaws of our own church family- personalities clash, oppinons differ, some people don't know how to bite their tongue, some people don't know how to talk, some people don't know how to shut up, some people don't know how to ask for help, some people ask for TOO MUCH help, You know how it is...we can't ALL BE MARYS...hahahahahahaaaa!!! ;) Good thing too, cuz I don't get along with people that are LIKE ME!!! Hee, hee!!!
You know THAT ONE PERSON that you just think is sooooo annoying??? WEEEEEELLLLLL just remember, we're ALL GOING TO HEAVEN TOGETHER...soooooo for good practice, would hurt to eat together down here too????
BUUUUUUUT JESUS SAYS...
Everyone WILL KNOW we are His disciples, by our LOVE ONE TO ANOTHER!!! Loving each other despite all our differences, is ACTUALLY one of our greatest witnessing tools!!! We need to LOVE EACH OTHER!!!
Soooooooooo you wanna prove your love
to God and all the world?????
1. Keep His commandments
2. Feed His sheep
3. Love one another
"Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22: 37-39)
♥Mary Frances :)