And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength, this is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Mark 12:30-31
We are commanded to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Loving God with this depth will bring a supreme level of devotion to His ways above ours. When we give God the sole right to lead us, we will find ourselves engaged in the things that bring Him glory and honor.
The second command certainly seems harder than the first. Loving our neighbor is quite often a dreaded chore. We need patience, gentleness, tolerance, and at times, even forgiveness. It takes work and sacrifice to love others as much we love ourselves, but when we do, we demonstrate our love for Jesus.
Lord, my mind gets bound so quickly to my own desires. Forgive me, and help me love YOU today as much as YOU deserve. Let my love for others be spontaneous as you direct my day.