Have you ever wondered what God’s purpose is for your life? Loving Jesus is our purpose. Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15) When you obey the word of God, you are showing to people that you love and trust Jesus.
God the Father loves those who love His Son. To those who love Him, Jesus said: “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” (John 14:21)
Obedience is the outward expression of our love for God. Just like Jesus promised, the reward for obedience and love is that He will show Himself to you. In the same gospel of John, Jesus set an example for us to follow, “But he (The Holy Spirit) comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me.” John 14:31
Jesus was obedient to every command of the Father. He demonstrated His love for the Father by obedience. A love relationship with God requires that you demonstrate your love by obedience. If you stood before God today, would you describe your relationship to Him by saying, “I love You with all of my heart and with all of my soul and with all of my mind and all of my strength?
The summary of the Old Testament is expressed in this verse: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God will of all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
The purpose God created us was so we could have a love relationship with Him. So, take a moment today and tell the Lord how much you love Him. And as you love Him today, He will manifest Himself to you.