Commitment is saying yes to something. What are all the things you are committed to currently? (For example: sports team, tv show, type of food, video game, etc.)
Over the last weeks, we have studied the X’s and O’s of God’s Great Game Plan. Now, it’s time to commit to doing what He says. It’s time to execute the game plan.
How do we do that? By loving God and loving others.
Today, let’s focus on loving God. We must love Him before we can love others.
We will do this by committing and saying yes to the three H’s: Heart, Head, and Hands. Jesus tells us in Mark 12:30 how to fully love God:
“And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”
Let’s break down the three H’s:
- Heart: “I will love God with my heart and soul.”
- Head: “I will love God with my mind.”
- Hands: “I will love God with my strength.”
When we commit to loving God, we say yes to loving him with our heart, head, and hands.
In the Bible, we read, “Jesus replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” — Matthew 22:37-38
Imagine when you commit to pouring a glass of water. Once you begin pouring it, it becomes full. If you keep doing it, it will eventually overflow onto the table. This is exactly what God means.
So, commit to loving Him, and eventually, you will become so full of love that that love will then pour out onto others!
“Dear God, I commit to loving You with my heart, head, and hands. Fill me up with Your love. Amen.”