Read 1 Thessalonians 3:12
Can you believe we have reached the end of the three truths that make up God’s game plan?
Truth 1: You were made on purpose for a purpose.
Truth 2: You can trust God and His Word.
Truth 3: God loves you and sent Jesus.
These truths have helped us learn more about God and what He desires from us. Now, it’s time for us to take action.
Now that we know who God is and how He loves us, we must show our love to Him.
If I saw the word “commitment,” what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? (Take a few answers.)
When we commit to something, we say we will stay with it, whether hard or easy. Committing is to be all in without turning back or giving up. That level of commitment is what God wants from us. So how do we become all in for God? Let’s find out!
Have you ever rooted for a team that did more losing than winning? Did you still love the team anyway?
Staying committed to something through the highs and lows isn’t something you see much of today. We like to win and succeed, and it is very common for someone to abandon something out of convenience for them. Genuine commitment is being all-in with every aspect of your life, no matter the outcome. True commitment means there is no other option.
So, what does true commitment look like in our relationship with God? Simply, it means that there is nothing else better than God. He is our everything, and we cannot imagine life without Him.
Here is an easy way to remember how to be all in for God. We are called to love God with our hearts, head, and hands.
Everyone, point to your heart; we are called to love God with our whole heart and soul, and nothing else should be more important than Him. Now, everyone, touch your head. We are called to love God with our minds. We can do this by thinking about God, reading and memorizing the Bible, and praying. Now, hold out your hands. Lastly, we are called to love God with our hands. This looks like loving God by serving other people and helping.
“And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and everyone, just as we do for you.” 1 Thessalonians 3:12
The more we love God daily, the more love we can give others. Our verse reminds us that how God loves us should be how we love Him and the people around us. When we fully understand how much God loves us, that should make us want to show God’s love back. It seems pretty selfish to receive all this love and not love back.
So, how can we respond to God’s love for us? With our hearts, heads, and hands.
- How can you show God love with your hands today?
- Is it hard to understand the amount that God loves us? How does God’s love make you feel?
“Lord, we will never fully understand how much You love us. We can choose to commit our lives to You each day and love You with all we say and do. Guide us and show us how to love others and You well today. Amen.”