As I write this letter to you today, I come not in my capacity but the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, my savior, and my redeemer. I must admit I didn’t know what to write, but as I sit here at the desk and write to you, I pray that the Holy Spirit will guide me as to what to speak to you.
What comes to mind is this. Deuteronomy chapter 10 verses 11-22: 11 And the Lord said to me, Arise, journey on before the people, that they may go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give to them. 12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you but [reverently] to fear the Lord your God, [that is] to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being, 13 To keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good? 14 Behold, the heavens and the heaven of heavens belong to the Lord your God, the earth also, with all that is in it and on it. 15 Yet the Lord had a delight in loving your fathers, and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day. 16 So circumcise the foreskin of your [minds and] hearts; be no longer stubborn and hardened. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, the terrible God, Who is not partial and takes no bribe. 18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing. 19 Therefore love the stranger and sojourner, for you were strangers and sojourners in the land of Egypt. 20 You shall [reverently] fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and by His name and presence you shall swear. 21 He is your praise; He is your God, Who has done for you these great and terrible things which your eyes have seen. 22 Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, and now the Lord your God has made you as the stars of the heavens for multitude. (AMP classic edition)
The verses that I want you to pay close attention to are verses 12 and 13, which are underlined in the previous paragraph. I would like you to adhere to those verses because, over the last few days, I’ve been going over this requirement of God. What requirement is this, you ask? Loving God with ALL your heart, mind, and soul. Also, to worship God alone.
It is has been pressing on my heart to tell you that you must love God with everything in you. No more idols, and when I say Idols, I mean anything that is taking you away from reading the word of God, studying the word of God, and praying God’s word. If you desire instructions on what to do in life? Where to go in life? What’s next in life? Who to marry?, Who to date?, what business move to make or whatever question you may have in life God has the answer and I urge you to don’t move until he gives you clear answers or tells you to move.
I know when you love God with all your heart, mind, and soul, you will begin to know his voice and understand how he moves. You ask me how do I know this? I will tell you.
Remember when you were in love with someone for the first time, and you yearned to hear their voice when you were away from them? Do you remember the time you would think about them always? Also, Do you remember how you felt when you would see their face, and you finally got to spend some time with them of better yet the time that you had available you choose to spend most if not all of it with them. Can you remember those times when you were in love? Another thing, remember how you would know when they were happy or upset without them even speaking one word. You remember the person’s fragrance, favorite food, and color. Do you remember how birthdays would come around and they would either make or buy you something that you’ve always wanted or even better that you never knew you needed. Do you remember how you cared for each other so much that you met each other’s needs before there was ever a need? You knew their mannerisms and how to talk to them, and you shared everything with them all the intimate details about your life the good, bad and ugly, and you just knew that you could trust them with your whole life. Can you remember?
I said all of that to say this. To love God with all your heart, mind, and soul is just that. My friends, this is how you love God. Also, because you choose to love God intimately, you will know his voice and how he moves. I must let you in on a little secret when you choose to love God like this; there are many more benefits than any love on earth can ever give you. God’s love for you and me is so overwhelming that I can’t explain it.
Allow me to go further, the bible reads in Romans Chapter 5 verse 8 it says, 8 But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. (AMP classic edition)
The truth of God loving us so much that he gave his ONLY son to die for us while we were sinners is a greater love than we can humanly fathom. If you don’t understand what I just stated or the verse I referred to in Romans chapter 5 verse 8, let me break it down.
Imagine you’ve committed this crime, and everyone saw that you committed the crime, the crime that you committed was out in the open. I mean the crime is on video and everything possible there is no way of escaping you must pay for what you have done. Then there is someone that comes along and says I know that you have committed this crime, and it is unlawful, and you deserve to pay, but instead I offer you this I am going to go ahead and pay the penalty in your place instead. Also, even if you don’t choose me, I’m still going to pay the penalty just in case one day you decide to partner with me and follow me as I change your life completely.
I hope you can understand what I am saying. God wants to bless us immensely and give us this land, but my question is, will you accept his love for you. Will you love God with all your heart, mind, and soul? Will you worship God and God alone? I implore you to make and receive Jesus as your Lord and savior so that you can experience the love of God in ways no one on earth can fully understand.
Father God, in the mighty name of Jesus, I thank you for this day. I thank you for our life, health, and strength. God, I thank you for your love. I thank you for sending your only son Jesus Christ to die for ALL our sins. Thank you for the death, burial, and resurrection of your son Jesus Christ and thank you for being our Lord and Savior. Father God bless every reader of this letter. I pray that you would enlighten the eyes of their understanding and my eyes also. I pray blessings upon their lives and families. God, please give us all a heart for you to love you with all our hearts, minds, and souls. Father God forgive us for any idols that we may have erected in our hearts that distracted us from reading our bible, praying, or focusing on you. Father God, it is written that if we confess our sins, you are faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness and Father we say we receive your forgiveness and thank you for cleansing us. Now, father, we receive the land and the promises. God, we receive everything that you have ordained for us to have before the foundation of the word, and we shall see it and FULLY be fruitful, multiply, subdue and occupy what you have already given to us. God, you are the only true and living God, and we say thank you for hearing us. Amen.