A HEART SET, A SOUL SET, A MIND SET, …. THE VOID FILLER
The greatest of all commandments is Thou Shalt Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
To Love, love is not selfish, love is kind and considerate. Love is pure in heart, love is giving without the requirement of something in return. Love is unconditional, without limitations. Love is forgiveness and renewal.
Jesus manifested these qualities to the extreme. He ALWAYS put the Father first! His welfare from the beginning was for his sheep and not his self preservation. His kindness towards his apostles and sinners alike was constant and without merit of someone’s social status. Jesus exemplified pureness of heart, his miracles and acts of mercy and kindness mirrored that of the Father. He gave of himself daily and never asked anything in return except for your repentance. His love knew no boundaries as he exhibited on the Cross by asking the Father ‘Forgive them Father, they no not what they do.’ Beaten, spit upon, nailed to a cross, but I forgive you and love you this much. Yes, I forgive and will renew your place before God.
The Lord thy God. Jesus is saying he is to be your Lord and he is your God. There is NO OTHER! I am a jealous God and I created you with a void in your heart for me and only me to fill.
With all thy heart. Not a heart full of the lust of the flesh, money, drugs, or alcohol. A heart that has reached the state of repentance, washed in the blood of Jesus Christ. A heart with righteous and pure emotions. God sees only a heart like this through the blood of his Son.
With all thy soul. A soul redeemed from the sins of the world. A soul that searches through prayer daily to seek the will of God for their lives. A soul that acknowledges that we have been bought by a great price and we have been given the keys to the kingdom if we will trust in Jesus.
With all thy mind. A mind not cluttered with the filth of this world. A mind renewed daily through reading God’s word and praying for guidance in your life. A mind that knows who God is and how much he loves each one of us and wants the best for our lives.
GREATEST COMMANDMENT! From the GREATEST man to walk this earth. A tough set of assignments. Believe in your heart if you make the effort, God will equip you for the battles. His love is established and it does indeed have no boundaries. However ugly, however hopeless, however endless in your enduring of trials, his Love for you is far greater than your imagination.
START TODAY! LOVE YOUR FATHER, YOU CREATOR, YOUR REDEEMER WITH ALL YOU HEART, ALL THY SOUL AND WITH ALL THY MIND!