Ay, there’s the rub

When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. John 15:10 NLT

“How can I better show my love for Jesus? He is so amazing, and he does so many wonderful things, I could just burst with joy and appreciation. How can I show him how much I love him?”

Did you ever feel the desire to show God your love for him? Jesus doesn’t mince words here. You don’t need to write a new song, or create a beautiful work of art. If we really want to show God our love for him, what you and I need to do is to OBEY him. And as our good friend Hamlet would say – “Ay, there’s the rub!” Showing our love for God is not a matter of generating warm fuzzy feelings for the creator. It’s not something that comes from our sense of creativity. It is absolute, complete submission to God in obeying everything he commands. That is how Jesus demonstrated his love for the father, in obedience – even obedience unto his death on a cross. Did anyone ever love like the Son loves the Father? Take a cue from Jesus, if you really love him, then listen to what he is saying, and then obey. This is love in action.


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