Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37
People take different intentional actions in their lives daily and blame others or conditions for the reason why they do what they do. When the truth and fact is that they are selfishness and narcissistic. Therefore, anything that does add to their personal gratification catalog, now becomes expendable. But God’s priority for our lives is not to simply to make us happy, but to make us holy.
He is remaking, forming, reproving man in his own image daily if we will humble ourselves before HIM. So, the more we move to become like Him the more He shows us who we really are, and the resounding question that is transmitted is am I loving You with my whole heart? The only way that can be honestly confirmed is through the daily demonstration in our living, how we treat others, am I walking worthy in HIS will and way, and am I placing others before my own personal wants. Just watch a young couple in love they are enthusiastic about each other and are so kind and polite to each other. But visit them 6-9 months after the wedding bliss has subsided and you will wonder if there are the same two individuals. Because the real personalities have not come out and each one is trying to find their place to stake their own claim on what they want, do not want, what they will tolerate, and won’t they tolerate. But loving God with you whole heart allows you to know that HE will always see that your best interest is protected. Then life can continue through a respectful, considerate, and peaceful manner. He is the plum-line, for mankind’s destiny, purpose, and peace forevermore…
God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD