Loving God Priority #1

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”  Romans 8:28 NLT

This passage clearly states that loving God causes things to work for our good.  It is no mystery then why Jesus stated that the most important command was to love God.

“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?” Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. (Matthew 22:36-37 NLT)

However, many Christians and unbelievers alike have a deep sense that if God loved them more their lives would be better. They think things are not working out in their lives because God is not pleased with them. In addition, there is a feeling of self-condemnation that stalks their thinking.

In error, many think that God is withholding good from them because he doesn't like them as well as he does his other children.  The responsibility for the negative in the lives of many believers is placed on God. But God has demonstrated the totality of his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (See Romans 5:8.) He cannot love us any more than he does. His love for us cannot be improved upon.  But can we improve in our dedication and love for Him? 

Romans 8:28 teaches that our pursuit of God and loving him causes all things to work out for our good. 

Are you spending time daily praying and talking to God?  Do you start your week off by attending church on Sunday in order to put the things of God priority number one?  Are you asking Him what his desires are for your life?

By loving him with our heart and our lives showing corresponding actions can we certainly expect the results of the promise:

 “..ALL things work together for good for those who love God…”

By Gwen Mille