Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
When we love something or someone, we will dedicate a lot of our time to them. For example, when we love to play a certain sport, like basketball, we will spend a lot of time training, hoping to always become better at it. Or when we love a person, be it a boyfriend or girlfriend, we will devote most of our time with them or doing things for them and spend pretty much of our time just simply thinking about them.
The same goes for our Father in Heaven. When we love God, we seek to please Him and worship Him. This can be done through our actions, our thoughts and our ways to treat the people around us. Our love for God is shown through our attitudes, our reactions and even through the small things we do by ourselves.
When we love God, our goal is to be more like Him. To have the same characteristics as Him, to love the way He loves, to be compassionate and to embody His very nature. I hope that such is also your goal as a follower of Christ, to be more and more like Him.
“Dear Lord, thank you for continuously loving me and for showing me what love is. I pray that You can change me to be more like You. That You give me wisdom and patience and the heart to love just like You love Your people. In Your Name I pray, Amen.”
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