Just love him.

“Direct your heart to the Lord and serve him only.” – 1 Samuel 7:3

If you have made a commitment to follow God, you know you don’t do it perfectly, right? He doesn’t talk out loud to us. His Book can be hard to understand. We pray and believe, but sometimes we don’t know if he hears. We want to love others as ourselves, but know we don’t do that as well as we should.

When I was getting discouraged about these things recently, God placed this question in my mind: “Where is your heart?” That was easy to answer. My heart is with God. I love him. I want to serve him. You know what I then “heard” in my head? “That’s all I need.” Really? All I have to do is direct my heart toward him and he’s happy with that? Yes. Because if he has my heart, he can work with me, steer me, grow me, use me.

Where is your heart?” has become an encouraging question for me. Answering that a few times a day might be helpful for you, too. If our hearts are directed with sincerity toward God, we will find ourselves making decisions (time use, possessions, spending, sharing) based on our knowledge that we really do love God. That reassurance helps to guide our choices. We have to focus on only one thing – where is my heart? Our actions will follow as naturally as water flows toward the sea.

“Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free. If we understand our first and sole duty to consist of loving God supremely and loving everyone, even our enemies, for God’s dear sake, then we can enjoy spiritual tranquility under every circumstance.” – A. W. Tozer

6 thoughts on “Just love him.

  1. Insightful article. Thanks. When I was a Moody Prof I used to ask students this question often. It helped them in seeking a major or a ministry career path. What brings spiritual joy for you? Where is your heart?

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  2. Beverly, this beautiful post reminded me of a time in my life when the last of the kids had left for college, and my husband and I were both retired. Having always been a “Martha” and doing-doing-doing, I asked the lord what He wanted me to DO now? The next morning I woke up with a gorgeous song in my head (heart) from “Phantom of the Opera.” I didn’t know any of the words except the last line: “Love me, that’s all I ask of you.” That was my answer, for then. ❤ Of course, I have done a lot since then, but as you say, just loving Him is the place to start.


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