I don’t love God.
I came to this realization one morning as I was doing meditation. I was reading “Jesus Calling” a daily devotional, when I actually decided to read the referenced verses.
One verse stood out.
“You shall love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” Deuteronomy 6:5
When I read that, I was like, “Whoa! That is amazing love!
Think about loving something or someone so much that it encompasses your mind, body and soul. This literally means that this object fills your every day. It motivates you. It brings you life.
I don’t love God like that.
In fact, loving this object takes “all your might”. Now when I read that last line, I was taken aback. Based on my biblical understanding, “might” signifies power and strength. However, it also represented to me some sort of inner struggle/battle to win. It’s as if the verse is saying that we must love God with all we got.
According to the Greek translation, ‘might’ means energy and physical force. Furthermore, the original Hebrew word for might, me’od’, is actually used as an adjective or adverb meaning exceedingly great, very, muchness, force, and abundance.
With those definition in mind, it is obvious that I don’t love God with all my might. I don’t love God with much passion and strength. I don’t love God with force and abundance.
Oh, but how I wish! I want to experience loving God with all of me. I believe that kind of love is ultimate intimacy. A love like that would have me walking on cloud nine. A love like that would have me bursting to seems with so much joy and gladness.
And the awesome thing about this is that if I love God with my very being, trust and faith would automatically come with it. How could I not trust something that you I with so much of your heart, body and soul?
I truly want to experience this love.
I want to love God.