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If you say, “ I love ice cream” or , “I love riding my bicycle,” most people will know what you mean.  But, what does it mean to say, “I love God?”  Is it a feeling or is it an action?  Is it a choice we make or a gift we’re given?  Some people say that loving God is an action, and no emotions or feelings are required.  Some say loving God is the same thing as obedience to Him.  If we love Jesus, we will want to obey Him and live the life He wants us to live.  Beneath these actions will be strong feelings of awe about who Jesus is, enjoyment of His presence in our lives, and gratitude for His love for us.  Jesus is worthy of being loved, not just through obedience, but by warmhearted affection and admiration.

“Jesus told them, ‘If God were your Father, you would love me, because I have come to you from God.'”  John 8:42

Discussion:

How do you feel when you love another person?  How do you show that love?

What are some ways you can live out your love for God this week?

Pray:

Ask God for strength to obey Him.  Thank Him for His never-ending and ever-present love.

-Randall Davenport

FBCLC Family Pastor

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