It is easy to be infatuated with something, where we believe we love someone or something, but shortly after the feelings grow cold and we realize we were not really loving at all. We were simply carried away by the moment, and just as a moment is gone in the blink of an eye, so is the feeling we thought was love. That, I believe, is loving with our head. In Deuteronomy 6:5 it says, ""And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."
What does loving God with your heart truly mean? It begins by having your own personal relationship with Jesus, and not just a "parental" relationship (meaning you love Him for Who He is and not for Who your parents tell you He is. It is not possible to ride on the bootstraps of your family, hoping to get into heaven someday. You need to make your own personal decision about asking Jesus to save you.) It means that you follow after Jesus, not because it is expected of you, but because you really want to; it means He is as real to you as your best friend sitting in the chair across the table from you. Loving with your heart means you revolve everything you do around Him and not Him around everything you do. It means you want to do what He wants, putting His desires for your life before your own, and not make Him do what you want. True heart love causes you put the Lord first and not think of Him as your last hope. He is the One you greet first in the morning and the last One you say goodnight to when you go to bed.
Today, I pray for a heart filled with love and not a head filled with fleeting ideas that I think are love, but are really just infatuations for a brief time. May I give God my entire heart and love Him with my entire being. God IS love.
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