Transformation 9 We do not give Him the whole of us, instead we end up withholding a whole lot of us from Him. Yet this is not enough. Others love God for what He can give them. This is not the kind of love God wants from us, we must love Him in and out of season – whether we are blessed or not, whether we are mourning or celebrating. Our love for God must be concrete, steadfast and unconditional. It means forsaking all lovers to love Him only. Loving God is not something we do in one day, it is a lifestyle And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love (2 John 1:6). Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them”(John 14:21). It must be evident in our walk with Him. We cannot claim to love Him when we live like He does not exist. Our words, actions and lifestyle must be in line with the word of God. Our hearts must be totally sold out to God. The heart is the core of our being and they must throb for God. Loving God with all our hearts makes Him our treasured treasure. We are expected to love God with all our souls by pursuing obedience in His word. And one of those commandments is as given by Jesus – loving one another as He has loved us.
Newsletter Laying down your life for another It's the life that with wholehearted devotion, gives up all for God, that can claim all from God ~ Andrew Murray Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:5) GNT. No one gives up all for and to someone else without love - unconditional love. When you give up yourself for someone, and to someone wholeheartedly and willingly, it means you lay your life down. Your entire being and heart is fully devoted and dedicated to the service of that particular cause or person and this simply means dying to self. A huge price is paid. I am looking at Ruth. She was a Moabite. This means she was an idolater because Moab was a land of Idolatry. They did not know or worship the true God. After losing her both sons and husband, Naomi decided to go back to Bethlehem, her hometown. This was after learning that God had remembered His people. Ruth made a decision to go with Naomi, her mother-in-law, to her land. She was so serious that she made a