Posted by: Terri Johnston Fraracci | April 4, 2011

What if all God really wants from you is………?

I have been thinking a lot lately about how we get all caught up in the quicksand of trying to do what God wants us to do. We have books, literature (old and new), preachers, teachers, discussions, commandments, rules, and opinions galore. Sometimes we get so stuck in the magnitude of trying to figure out what/who is right and how to do it that we end up throwing our hands up in frustration and hopelessness because we can’t seem to get it.

What if I were to tell you that what God wants from you is really very simple?  Well, that’s exactly what I am about to tell you.

All God really wants is for you to accept His love, love him back, and demonstrate your love for Him by loving Him, yourself and others the same way that He does. That’s it! –

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. – Matthew 22:36-39 NIV

Joyfully receive His love with gratitude and praise. Infuse your daily thoughts, words, and actions toward Him, yourself, and all His other children with all the love He pours over you, and those thoughts, words, and actions will give Him what He wants.

Your mind will not have to figure out what is the right way because your heart will already know. You will now be operating from an overflowing indwelling and outpouring of love, and your heart will fearlessly lead the way. You will be fully equipped with all you need to give God all He asks of you because He has already given it to you!

I will say it again. All God really wants from you is for you to receive His love, love him back, and extend His love to all His children (that includes you). If you come from the place of His love in all your daily thoughts, words, and actions you will give Him what He wants.

Imagine your life rooted in the profound, rich, deep love that your Creator has for you. Envision yourself growing in love, reaching back up to Him and out to others, sharing seeds of His love everywhere you go. Now imagine the garden of humanity bursting out beyond the borders with completely loved people completely loving back.

 My heart is smiling and positively glowing with warmth and excitement at the prospect of really being in living, loving relationship with my God and all of His/my family on a daily basis. It is my prayer that yours is too.

Imagine your life rooted in the profound, rich, deep love that your Creator has for you. Envision yourself growing in love, reaching back up to Him and out to others, sharing seeds of His love everywhere you go.
Advertisements

Responses

  1. I was made to love and be loved by Him. -Toby Mac

    Like

  2. Very nice Terri, I try my best to live that every day, simply, peacefully.

    Like


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: