Sunday, May 10, 2009

On Overwhelming Joy

Keep my focus ever on You.

The verse I found in Holly's Bible after Ball last night: "Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name." (Psalm 86:11)

Her version said "Give me an undivided heart." I love that. An undivided heart for God, loving Him first, loving Him most, loving Him only. And through his love we are able to love everyone.

Pastor Dahlstrom said this morning that our first and most important calling is to make God's character visible. And to do this, we do two things: love God and love people.

"But when the Pharisees heard that he [Jesus] had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 'Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?' And he said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.'" (Matthew 22:34-40)

May His love be most important, overpowering in our lives, so that we can see nothing else, and live viewing the world through the veil of God's love.

1 comment:

  1. Lately there have been so many moments where the idea of "love God = loving people" has been reinforced.
    today was another one of those days. =)