Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment. (Matthew 22:37-40)
Little love, are you truly following your Lord with all of your heart, mind, and soul? Or is there even just a sliver of you that you have not yet yielded to the Lord and have reserved somewhere else…?
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
What is the “mammon” you could be holding onto, dear child, and why won’t you just let it go? It will free you more than you can possibly ever imagine! For you could never know what it is like to have wings or float across the sky like the clouds do until you give it all (yes! All) up for Him!
What is it that could be keeping you from serving the Lord with everything you have to offer? Is it sleep? Is it food? Could it be your fears? Perhaps a physical thing? Or your speech? (Yes, even the things you talk about count, too – He wants to, and deserves to be, in all parts of your conversation. What else could you possibly talk about and get lasting Joy from? Nothing! I implore you to try, if you don’t believe me, and see how long before your cup of man-made joy tips over! I can assure you, it won’t be very long!)
Don’t you know He seeks after your whole heart because He loves you with Everything He has? Would you think it is right and just to be loved with everything by another and then to only give a partial love in return? (Only a lying or fooled heart could say yes.)
And what loving father wouldn’t want all of a child’s love? Or what father desires to see his child running off somewhere else instead of running into his arms to seek guidance or gifts from him when it is he who knows what is best for his child?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Matthew 7:11-12)
Don’t you know the more you “love” everything else less and love Him more, the more He will bless you now and when His Kingdom comes? For which do you think has the greater value – the treasures of the earth that were made from dust and to dust will return, or the Treasures of Heaven that last for eternity?
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
Trust me when I say, give Him all of you. He has so much Love to give you and so many Blessings He wants to share with you, so many delightful Surprises He is ready to plant for you because you are so dear to Him, little lamb, in much the same way His Love is (and should be) dear to you!
But if you don’t seek Him, with every piece of your heart, you’ll never know all of the Beautiful Gifts He has stored for you…and to pass them up would be the most regrettable thing you’ll ever do….