What more can I do?
The only thing the Father requires of me is to love Him with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. Then I am to love my neighbor as my self.
With all my heart, mind, soul, and strength? Sounds easy at first, on the surface, yet something that in my reality, is actually quite difficult.
For me, the world is at odds with my futile attempts to love Him. For me, the world begs for me to love it with those attributes.
One reason is because the enemy longs to be above God, to be better than God. The enemy wants my heart, my mind, my soul, and my strength. The enemy wants what God wants, but more. That has been his plan from the beginning. That is why he is fallen.
The world can’t offer me eternal life. No where do I read of anyone else offering me eternal life. No, it’s only promises to me, to us, of instant gratification and dead ends. There’s no hope, no future, no love – only emptiness and disappointment disguised as gleeful, fulfilling packages.
Why wont more people make the choice to follow a Savior who offers those things?
There are a myriad of reasons, but to me they all come down to one thing – choice.
We’ll look at more on this subject again. In the meantime, I would like for us to pray.
Dear Lord, when it comes to making choices in my life that affect my heart and my future, may they be choices that lead me closer to you. May they be choices that bring glory to you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.