Joy · Love · Obedience

loving Him…

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Reading more of her words… has me contemplating loving Him…

…I found him dangling on an aluminum ladder at the corner of the house, a tool belt around his middle, working on the eave at the edge of the roof.

“What are you up to now?” It’s the way he wears his work, his dirt, like he’s broken out of the earth, his jeans looking like he’s wrangled for a piece of this sod.

He doesn’t even look down from the ladder. I hear the smile in his words: “Loving you.”

Two words, and he’d stopped my heart: loving you. Every to-do list can be a to-love list.

–Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way

And He boiled all the law and the prophets to two things… Love God… love others… and I begin to see how everything we do… as His followers… should fit into one of these to-love lists… loving Him… loving others…

So I think about the things I do today… and categorize each… loving Him… because really when we love others… it’s still loving Him…

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1John 4:21 ESV

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands.

1John 5:3 NIV

Loving God is following His command to love others…

As I put things on my to-love list today… I couldn’t help but smile…

It just brings joy… to think I can just maybe stop His heart… bring Him joy… by loving Him…

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