Day 4: Love is not a Chore
This is really hard.
Something that used to come so naturally to me, has now become a chore.
These blog/devotional entries
started as my quiet time with GOD, in the early hours of the morning.
I could't wait to get up to meet with
because when I showed up so did
& HE would blow my socks off
as I asked HIM a question,
because HE would answer.
I would feel like Moses when he encountered
GOD on the mountain to receive the ten commandments.
But now this has become a chore,
because I have started to make it a
instead of a
I WANT TO.
As my fingers & heart are typing, you are getting this first hand as so am I .
GOD can't be a chore.,
then HE will get the same reaction as to when I have to unload the dishwasher,
and by the way I hate doing that.
I have turned GOD into a HAVE TO
A WANT TO~
To just sit in HIS presence
HE asks me & HE asks you to.
To seek GOD with our whole heart, not for what HE can do for us, but for who HE IS.
I bet GOD would say~
"Pull up a chair. Let's talk. Tell ME what is on your heart.
And by the way JESUS is with us too.
the ONE who you gave your life to, remember?
The ONE who changed your life.
The ONE who I so loved as I so love you too,
from the very beginning,
from the moment I knitted you together in your mother's womb.
I did that on purpose. Because I AM LOVE.
So will you come and just sit with ME & MY SON
& stop trying to make this into something more than it is.
I went to great lengths to have a relationship with you."
And then GOD would look at JESUS & JESUS would look at GOD
we would see the nail marks on JESUS' hands & feet.
Now that was a chore to get on the Cross or was it Jesus doing HIS FATHER's will?
GOD asks of you and I is to
"Love the LORD your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your might" Deuteronomy 6:5
HE Loves us with all HIS Heart, HIS Soul and HIS Might.
As I look at JESUS and you look at JESUS,
HE looks into our eyes~
"JESUS replied, “‘Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, soul, & mind."~
but in simpler terms,
"Love the LORD your GOD with all your passion & prayer & intelligence."
(Matthew 22:34, The Message).
LOVE IS NOT A CHORE~
even though to receive it at times, it may feel like one, when we feel unloveable.
GOD did it again
as I just confessed my heart to you and to HIM
& HE showed up because HE wants us to.
Just come & sit with HIM because HE wants to sit with us.
So if a Resolution is
"a firm decision to do or not to do something"
and the something is to
"Love the LORD your GOD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might"
will be more than just a year of broken resolutions
JESUS is so much more than a RESOLUTION~
HE IS LOVE!