In the giving of the Law, we read these words in Deuteronomy 6:4-7, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”

The Lord desires our hearts.  He desires our love.  He certainly deserves it, after all He has done for us.  The Lord said in Proverbs 23:26, “My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.”  This is not a call to salvation, this is the Lord addressing one who is already saved.  He is asking for the heart of a son of His!  We read in 1 John 4:19, “We love him, because he first loved us.”  We see clearly that the Lord loved us first and our love to Him is the proper response to His love to us.

We read the words of the Lord Jesus in Mark 12:30, “And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”  The Lord’s desire is that we love Him above all things and all people.  It is when we know more about Him that we are able to love Him more.

The more we prove Him, the more we will trust Him, and the more we will love Him.  We are told in Philippians 4:6-7, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

We are assured by the words of the Lord in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

The Lord wants to take away our fears with the assurance of His person.  We read in John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

The Lord asks us to give Him all our cares in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

The Lord provides salvation to all who will come to Him, as we read in Matthew 11:28-29, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

Then, the Lord assures us of our salvation in 1 John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

When we consider these precious truths about the Lord (and there are many more that could be considered), our hearts will respond with deeper love for Him and the desire to serve Him with our lives.  Do you want to love the Lord whole heartedly?  Get to know Him better.  Get to know about who He is and what He has done.  Let Him prove His love to you by allowing Him to minister to all your needs.  Pray to Him.  Worship Him.  As your relations grows sweeter, you will indeed, begin to love Him with ALL your heart, with ALL your soul, with ALL your mind, and with ALL your strength. (355.6)