Sunday, April 2, 2017

Love God with ALL heart, might, mind, strength

ALL of our heart: “Our love of the Lord will govern the claims for our affection, the demands on our time, the interests we pursue, and the order of our priorities”  The Great Commandment—Love the Lord

ALL of our might: Physical labor and diligent effort are required. Missionary work requires stamina and endurance. We serve when we attend to the needs of others, “such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally".

ALL of our mind: Our thoughts must be clean and pure, centered on the Savior. We have covenanted to always remember Him. We seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost through scripture study and prayer. As we align your thoughts, words, and actions with the mind and will of God, we recognize the needs of others and are worthy and ready to serve.

ALL of our strength: Strength is personal and can also indicate the influence we are in the world.
One way to obtain strength is to exercise faith in the Savior’s Atonement. We repent and sanctify ourselves through obedience to His commandments. We feel the Savior’s enabling power and witness miracles as we serve in the strength of the Lord.  

As we serve God with our whole soul, He promises that we will be cleansed from sin and prepared to stand before Him and receive His eternal glory. 

We show the Lord our love when we keep His commandments, serve in our home, strengthen our family, magnify our callings, reach out to those who need a friend, and find family names to take to the temple.  (Serving With Your Whole Soul) Click here to read more:

Do you love the Lord? - Spend time with Him. Meditate on His words. Take His yoke upon you. Seek to understand and obey, because “this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments.” When we love the Lord, obedience ceases to be a burden. Obedience becomes a delight. When we love the Lord, we seek less for things that benefit us and turn our hearts toward things that will bless and uplift others. As our love for the Lord deepens, our minds and hearts become purified. We experience a “mighty change in … our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.  -The Great Commandment, Elder Wirthlin