The night of his betrayal, Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands.” John 14:15.
How often do we say we love Jesus?
How often do we show that by keeping his commands?
It’s not complicated.
But it’s not easy.
What we want.
What we think.
When we truly put God first in our lives, it’s not nearly as hard.
Because he helps us.
And he keeps us on track.
He keeps our thoughts focused on where they need to be.
He helps us submit our desires and thinking to him.
And it all works.
The seven simple words of this verse changed my life.
I realized that, if I wanted to truly love Jesus, there were strings.
And I’m accountable to my Father God for those strings.
He wants me to obey him because that is the best thing for me.
It’s not complicated….
but it’s impossible without God in the middle.
Thank you, Abba Father.