Some people are famous cooks. Others are illustrious cooks. I’m an infamous cook.
Once when my wife was gone I invented a dish. I found some cream of mushroom soup in the cupboard and mozerella cheese in the frig. Since I like both of these I mixed them them in the heating pan.
When I lift the stirring spoon from the potion I had created it was kind of gross. The cheese stretched from the spoon down to the soup and reminded me a bit of someone with a bad cold (sorry ladies).
My wife loves me, but if someone famous comes to eat at our house, she doesn’t trust me to prepare the meal.
God asks that we love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. If He asks us to love Him like that we can be sure that He loves us in return with all His heart, soul, mind and strength.
But what does it mean to love God like that?
There is a vital element of the love that God wants from us, that maybe isn’t always present in love. You see, I can love my three-year old child but I’m not going to count on Him for a lot of things. He loves me back but his love is more emotional than practical.
My wife can love me but she’s not going to trust me to cook the casserole.
The love God desires from us includes an element of powerful trust in Him and who He is. Continue reading