Boo'd Up 2

We’re going to get right into it. Here’s the second part to Boo’d Up…

Jesus answered him, “ The most important of all the commandments is this: ‘ The Lord Yahweh, our God, is one!’ You are to love the Lord Yahweh, your God, with every passion of your heart, with all the energy of your being, with every thought that is within you, and with all your strength. This is the great and supreme commandment. And the second is this: ‘You must love your neighbor in the same way you love yourself.’ You will never find a greater commandment than these.”
— Mark 12: 29-31 (TPT)

In this verse once again a religious scholar is asking Jesus a question. This time he wanted to know which commandment was the greatest of all. This verse was Jesus’ answer. To me this verse takes it a step further. I had to read it ten times before I was able to write a word. The use of words in these verses are dramatic to get our attention. The words EVERY and ALL are used to make sure that we understand that nothing can be left out when we love God. It has to be all or nothing, that’s the greatest commandment. Jesus gave us the answer in two sentences.

  1. Love the Lord with EVERY passion of your heart

  2. With ALL the energy of your being

  3. With EVERY thought that is within you

  4. With ALL your strength

Second we are to…

  1. Love your neighbor in the same way you love yourself.

If this doesn't have Boo’d Up written all over it I don't know what does. This is the place that I am trying to live in every second of my life. I don't want to just love Him when it’s convenient for me. I want to love Him with all that I am. I know that when I do this there will be nothing but room for me to love others the way He loves me. In His love there is perfection. There is faithfulness that grows trust to love others.

Why am I talking about being Boo’d Up with Christ? Because I believe that when we do we will truly be complete and from there it will bring perfect love for others. Its time for us to bring our hearts and lay them at His feet. When we give Him every passion of our heart, all the energy of our being, every thought that is within us, we find perfect love. He knows that we’re not always strong, but He tells us to love Him with all our strength and He’ll do the rest.

His love gives us a road map to loving others. I know that is why He wants us to love Him first, because He wants us to first learn to love before we love others.

The more I love Him, the more I get excited about loving others. The more I love Him first, the more grace I carry with me. The more I love Him, the less of me I find. Our daily desire should be to have less of ourselves and more of Him.

I’m so thankful that I’m learning the process of loving Christ first because I love differently now. With this new heart I can truly say I know what love is. Just in case you need a reminder of what love looks like I’m going to leave you with the best example ever written. If love doesn't look like 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, I don't want it lol. Here’s to being Boo’d Up with God first.

Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all/ It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements more inflate its own importance. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing this best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up.
— 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
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