So often, what is expected for one to walk out a life of faith, becomes convoluted by rules and regulations that God did not impart. If we go back to the beginning, as God was about to lead the people into the promise land, He told Moses what He required. “And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?” – (Deuteronomy 10:12-13)
To fear the Lord our God, is to have reverence for Him. He is all-knowing and the Creator of all, that alone should inspire our awe.
To walk in His ways, is to live our lives in obedience to what He is asking. This means we must come to Him and not only ask, but also be willing to listen and obey.
To love Him, is to give Him our whole heart, holding nothing back from the lover of our soul. He who is Love, deserves nothing less.
To serve the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul, is to give each day our very best unto Him. Regardless of the obstacles that come our way, we must choose to trust Him, and seek to serve and honor Him in all that we say and do.
To observe the Lord’s commands and decrees, is best summed up by loving God and loving people. If we do both of these, we are obeying His commands.
Peace is found not through our doing enough, but in the true recognition of who He is, and how much He loves us. The more we know Him, the more we are compelled to respect, follow, love, serve and obey our awesome God.
for Ancient of Days;
hope and our help,
for now and always.
Seek out to serve,
with whole heart and soul;
our God we extol.
Do all He asks,
and love above all;
to answer His call.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You do not ask anything of us, that You won’t also equip and empower us to do. You grant us strength to surrender, power to persevere, hope in longsuffering, and peace in the eye of the storm. Forgive us for our fearfulness and for our lack of respect and reverence unto You, for You deserve all of our hearts, in all things and at all times. Teach us how to trust in such a way, that we are swift to surrender all unto You. Let Your love lead us to follow You so that we lovingly and respectfully serve You, as we obey what You ask, and love others with Your great and lasting love. May many come to know You personally, as their Savior and King. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.
Shout aloud and sing for joy. – Isaiah 12:6