Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, bids us to walk in God’s Love. We sometimes forget that this is a twofold thing, and that we must put first things first.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30&31) We all do our best to walk in love toward our fellow man. We pray for them, we give where and what we can, we try to lift others up, etc. But, we don’t often really think about exactly what that second greatest commandment says-about loving ourselves.
That’s step one in regard to this commandment. The most important part of loving yourself, is to love the LORD/Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. But, do you know that you are also to walk in His love toward you? We don’t really give that a lot of thought; because we’re usually busy trying to do good things, to do the right things, etc. That’s one of the reasons we get weary and suffer from burnout.
I couldn’t believe how much my life changed-for the better-when I made time every day, just to be with Jesus. Just to bask in His love for me wipes the whole world away from my spirit. It fills me with such strength, with peace, and with joy. There is a joy that nobody can take away from you. It’s the joy of knowing how very loved and cherished you are by God Himself. Yes, God Himself loves and cherishes us. One of my favorite Psalms is Psalm 8. It tells us about God’s love for us. Sometimes, it still leaves me awestruck. I encourage you to make a little time each day, just to be with the Lord. Read about His love for us. Listen to the praise music that tells us of His love. Just bask in the knowledge, the peace and joy, of being a child of God Most High. Then, walk in that knowledge, staying mindful of it always as you go along. It makes the second part of that commandment so much easier! It also makes loving yourself, being good to yourself, and making better choices for yourself easier.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 7, 2019, 10:36 a.m.