And thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy mind,
and with all thy strength
What does it mean to love God? It is a deep inner passion to know the Higher Being, a hunger to get closer to the unknown mystery of the Divine. We can’t fully understand why we love Him even before we really know Him. We accepted Him as a true and living Spiritual Being who is far and yet close to your heart. No one knows God except the Son, Jesus Christ because God is His Father. The only way to know God and be closed to Him is through Jesus Christ. If we have seen the Son, we have seen the Father in some way or another.
We are not worshipping the unknown god. We know our God who is our Father also. We worship our Father not because we know Him well, it takes eternity to know everything about Him. He is incomprehensible in nature, our minds won’t contain all in His Godliness. We worship Him for He is awesome beyond our comprehension. We are always in His mind. We love and worship our Father like babes in Christ, simple loving people. Loving God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength without literally seeing Him as He is, a great invisible Spirit.
If a man love me,
he will keep my words:
and my Father will love him,
and we will come unto him,
and make our abode with him.
He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:
and the word which ye hear is not mine,
but the Father’s which sent me
The skeptics and agnostics would never understand why we believe in God. They will try to argue the existence of God. To them, God is dead or never existed at all. They are demanding a proof or evidence that there is God. We are not convincing anyone to believe in the existence of God. To have a God of your own is a personal matter. No one should question your personal encounter with God how weird it may be. It is your personal experience and not their hallow experiences. How could somebody disapprove another person’s experience when he does not have the same experience as the other person does?
We stand by the words of Jesus Christ about the nature of God. The closest person in God’s heart is His Son Jesus Christ. God said when Jesus was baptized in the river Jordan, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased” and also during His transfiguration, God said publicly the same thing with an announcement to hear or take heed to what Jesus would say.
The voice of God from heaven gave a lovingly endorsement to our Lord Jesus Christ, indirectly saying, “ I love you, Son. I am well pleased the way you are”. We love God our Father because He gave His only beloved Son to us.
Therefore doth my Father love me,
because I lay down my life,
that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from me,
but I lay it down of myself.
I have power to lay it down,
and I have power to take it again.
Finally, we can show our love to God by loving our neighbors, fellowmen, all human beings regardless of race and nationality. How can we say we love God and not love our neighbors who are visible and reachable from where we are? We ought to love one another. Jesus is a good example of this when He gave His life for us.