Day 9: Love

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your mind. Jesus

Before you can ever begin to change your life for God and Christ, you must love them - for love is the primary motivating factor in service. It's akin to when you meet that special someone. Up to that point, you have lived for yourself. The world revolved around your likes, your comforts, your desires. Then all of a sudden you are in love and you begin to look at what is best for the one you love. When it comes to our relationship to God and Jesus, we literally have to become their servant and become obedient to Their will, not our own. The only way we will ever do that is of we love Them.

Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My father will love him and we will come to him, and make our home with him." John14:23, NIV