How sure are you of your love for God? Many Christians claim to love God but their words and actions say otherwise. However, it is not difficult to tell those who truly love God because as the scripture says in Matthew 7:20, “by their fruits you shall know them.” This post gives you the signs that show that a particular person truly loves God.
These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me – Matthew 15:8 (NKJV).
He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him – John 14:21 (NKJV).
God knows those who truly love Him and it’s also evident to people if they care to watch out for the words and actions of the person(s) in question. Love is a visible virtue that is expressed in words and actions.
This post came as a result of a teaching from Pastor David Oyedepo Jr
PROOFS OF YOUR LOVE FOR GOD
If you love God, you will:
1. Love His words and keep them – John 14:21
You will be delighted to hear the word of God and do them. Obeying God will be a thing of joy; you will always want to please Him. It will not be a struggle for you to obey Him.
2. Seek His kingdom – Matthew 6:33
You will find yourself putting God first in everything you do. You will have passion for the affairs of the kingdom, like soul winning and intercessory prayers. You will be delighted to be involved in any activities that bring glory to God.
3. Love His house – Psalm 122:1
Just like you look forward to visiting someone you love in his or her house, you will be glad to go to church and be in God’s presence. You will not need to be coerced to attend church services, because to you it’s an opportunity to visit His house and have fellowship with the Lord. It will not be a routine for you but a delight.
4. Love and keep company of the brethren – John 13:34-35
The love of God in you will determine the caliber of people you keep as friends. You will love the brethren because Jesus commanded it and it is proof that you are a disciple of Christ. Also, you will surround yourself with brethren for your spiritual growth and because it is commanded (Hebrews 10:25). Besides, as the saying goes, birds of the same feather flock together. If you love God, you will keep company of those who also love God.
5. Love the un-saved souls – John 15:16
Jesus chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will abide. It takes the love of God in you that you have for the un-saved souls for you to fulfill this commandment. God, for the love He had for the lost, gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life, and as a child of God, this passion for lost souls is embedded in you too.
6. Be a giver – 1 John 3:17
God showed us an example in John 3:16: because He loved the world, He gave His only son. Likewise, if you have the love of God in you, you will be a giver. You will give willingly and cheerfully. You can’t love and not give, though you can give and not love. God is a giver and whosoever loves God will equally be a giver.
In conclusion, it is not difficult to determine whether you love God or not. When you cross check your love for the Lord with the above proofs of your love for God, you can easily conclude whether you truly love God or not. Also, with these proofs you can identify true lovers of God no matter where you may be. So, do you truly love God?
Jesus is Lord!
Grace and peace of God be unto you.
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