“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.”
It all started with a lapse of integrity.
Lisa and her husband lived a seemingly wonderful life. They were active in their church and had a young son.
Then Lisa and her husband made an ethically questionable financial decision. As a result, they began relaxing other moral rules.
Finally, Lisa discovered that her husband had begun an affair with an old girlfriend. Their fourteen-year marriage crumbled into divorce.
Lisa reacted by turning her back on God. For ten years, she lived a life of absolute rebellion against God. Then one Sunday morning she woke up early and felt a strange urge to go to church. She called a friend who was living an equally wild life, and they attended church together. It was a horrible experience. Lisa felt nervous, conspicuous, and awkward.
But, for some unexplainable reason, Lisa dug out her Bible and kept going to church. God began to do a work inside her. Eventually, Lisa’s life and attitudes made a 180-degree turn.
What she discovered was that before her divorce, attempting to follow God’s rules, without a heart of love, did not make her happy. But when she wholeheartedly responded to God’s love for her, His commandments took on a completely different significance. They were not only easier to obey, but they became a joy to her life.
Lisa did not find happiness in rebellion nor in merely following God’s rules. True happiness comes from something much more—a love relationship with our great God and Savior that leads to obedience.
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!