2018 has just ended and we are welcoming the new year not with resolutions but with God’s words and prescriptions to start it right. There are so many things that we can do for God this new year but the number one in our list is Loving God Above All.
Why is this so?
The love of God is the only compelling force that created the world and mankind and maintains harmony amidst diversity throughout all creation. What we can do is to love God above all.
There are four reasons why we need to love God above all.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:”
Deuteronomy 6:4-7 KJV
The Bible or the Scriptures is inerrant and flawless. It is the divine word of God that is the highest authority in everything pertaining to life. God through His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, inspired different writers of the Bible to document about creation, God’s chosen nation and people, Father God’s Son Jesus Christ’s life, the preaching of the Gospel and the coming eternal salvation to those who believe in Jesus.
God is love.
“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
1 John 4:8 KJV
When we love God above all, we are not only fulfilling His commandments but giving what He rightfully deserves…our love.
“We love him, because he first loved us.”
1 John 4:19 KJV
God initiated love for us and we in turn should love Him back. What do we mean by loving God because He deserves it?
It means He already did everything for us to live a godly life obeying His statutes and stipulations expressed in Scriptures. But, it doesn’t end in obedience. We need to love Him so that we can glorify and worship Him in spirit and in truth. All the praise and worship are nothing if not done out of the overflow of our love for Him.
God is a relational God. He created us to commune and fellowship with Him. In our divine eternal destiny in heaven, we will be in His presence forever. Our experience on earth is a preparation for heaven.
When we place ourselves, our spouses or lovers, or our family, friends, work and ministry above God, we are doing everything wrong. When we put God first in our lives, everything will fall into place. The first thing we do at the start of the year will influence how our year goes so right now we need to start it right with God.
Put God first and give Him our undivided love and attention. Because our lives are not permanent. Our loved ones are not always there. Everything is transient and temporary. Only God is unchanging. He remains the same both now and forevermore.
Here at God is Love Clothing, we are celebrating our New Year 2019 with God’s peace, joy, and love. We know that New Year’s Resolutions are replete wherever you turn your eyes on and we just want to dedicate this year to God that our personal and corporate relationship with God will go deeper.
We will continue to release new faith-based apparel and inspiring blog posts this year to remind you that God is Love no matter what, regardless of the situation you are in. Happy New Year!