I often think that if I possessed these same quality to my Master, I would bring Him much joy! We often speak of God’s unconditional love for us but should I not give Him unconditional love in return. Often our love is tested with trials, hardships, and heartbreaks. Some people turn from God when these times hit. I need to live in such a state of unconditional love for my Master that my love never falters. It is easy to get my thinking backwards and think that God is pleased with me for having my body in church and Bible Study. In reality, He could care less if my body is there if my heart is not happy to be there. It would please Him if I wanted to spend time with Him and was happy anytime I could be in His presence. I know that my obedience to Him shows my love for Him. I wish I could say I was always obedient but that would be a lie. Our flesh continues to test our obedience. Another thing I want to work towards is total trust in God’s care. Why should I worry if God is going to provide for my needs? He has never failed me and left me in need! I need to live in total peace knowing He will provide for all of my needs. Lastly, I need to snuggle up to Him and rest in His constant presence in my life. All is well when I rest in Him. Who would have guessed that I could learn how to better love my Master from how my dogs love me!
If I claim that Jesus is my Master, then I should trust and love Him with my completely and totally!
One final word, friends. We ask you – urge you is more like it – that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 (The Message)