"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment . . . "
The question is this: "How do we do that?" How do we go about making the Lord our God the object of our love, and more important than any family member?
2016 is going to be a great year. Here is a recommendation to make it your best year ever.
I want to challenge you to do this for one year, beginning this Friday the 1st, 2016.
I would like for you to purchase a journal, or any type of small book you can write your thoughts in. I would like for you to call it, "Love Letters to the Lord," or any similar name you would feel comfortable calling it.
Each page of the journal would constitute one day. That means you may only need to write one paragraph on the front of the page or you could write and fill up the front and the back but no more. Contain it to one page. 365 pages would make up your one year assignment.
Begin by saying, "Dear Lord," or whatever makes you feel comfortable. Begin to develop a personal relationship with the Lord. Just write whatever comes into your heart. It doesn't have to be perfect, just honest. I would recommend that no one else would ever read this journal - just you and the Lord only.
Jesus says that if you develop a close relationship with Him that He will answer your prayers:
"And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."
The Bible tells us that the most important thing you can do in your life is to develop a personal relationship with the Lord. God loves you and wants to bless you and wants to see you happy and enjoying your life. I believe this challenge will enable you to do just that - to develop a personal relationship with Him.
I believe if you are willing to do this, that your life will change, as the Lord will be with you. When you love the Lord, you will receive blessings you never imagined. God loves you and is waiting to hear from you.