John 3:19 NLT

God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light

 

In just one sentence, this scripture sums up an important concept to help maintain our strength and consistency in our walk with God.  We can’t go through life looking at our faith as a series of demands and rules to live by.  If we spend each day simply doing our best to survive the temptations and trials we face, we’re destined to fail in the end.

 

Eventually, we all follow who and what we love.  Jesus says to love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength and all your mind — knowing that everything else will fall into place around it.

 

Scripture also tells us that we love because He first loved us.  Take some time today to meditate on the limitless love that God has for you as His own child and the incredible privilege of having Him as both our strength in this world and our hope for eternity.

 

Steve Rimikis
Executive Pastor