Love The Lord With All Your Heart



Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.”  Luke 10:27

Many of us who love God believe we are doing so with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.  But when we are really honest with ourselves, we find that we fall short in at least one area.

To love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength is to live for God above everything else. It is to use all that God has given you—your heart, your thoughts and even your physical energy for Him and His purposes.

God created us for the sake of love. He has so much love to share and He wants to have an intimate relationship with us.   God truly wants our heart. He wants us to love Him back, to reciprocate that love in a totally committed way.

Loving God with all your heart is spending time with Him in His presence. It’s shutting out all the noise around you and making it to that quiet place. Whether it’s in your bedroom, prayer closet, bathroom, car, back patio, office, just spend that precious time with Him.He wants you to talk to Him, cry out to Him, laugh with Him, and worship Him. It’s having a hunger for His Word and a desire to know all about Him.

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. — Matt. 6:21
The more that I think about what God has commanded us, the more I see that there is a priority in love that sets the course for all of life. If I love God with all my heart, then every decision and step of my life will be made to honor and protect my love for my Lord.

When we love God with all our heart, mind, souls, and strength, our focus is on Him.We’re not consumed with ourselves. We’re consumed with our great God.

May He increase in each of our lives as we love Him more and ourselves less!



Author: Cheryl Cooper Downum

My name is Cheryl Cooper Downum, I have been a survivor of childhood sexual and a victim of a stalker and sexual assault at 15. I endured a painful divorce in 2015. As I’ve walked this journey, I’ve found myself growing closer to Jesus. My heart is now infused with empathy for others that find themselves in this place. And, God has given me a story, a message of hope to share. A message birthed in my brokenness that brought forth a sweet-surrendered dependence on God’s unconditional acceptance and love. The reason I am writing this blog is; I have found in my life that the Lord often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad to our deepest calling. My desire is to encourage His children to seek a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope that as you read my blog, you will feel inspired and encouraged. Thank you for visiting! God Bless! The Lord has also blessed me abundantly with 3 beautiful grown and married adult children.

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