Have you ever asked yourself the question, Why are we here? What’s our purpose living on this earth? Is it to make as much money as we can and be successful? To accomplish our careers? To create a family and have a happy life? Although all these things are essential for us, it is important to not forget the most important aspect of our life: Love God with all your heart.
Luke 10:27 says, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind. ” God wants us to love him with all our hearts, to love him with all our hearts means to give our life to him, to dedicate and devote our life to his word. Accepting Jesus as your savior is only the first step to a Christian life. The next step is to devote ourselves to him. We all love Jesus and know he exists, but are you really devoting your life to him? Devoting to him means being loyal to the word of God and making Jesus as a part of your everyday life. We will all fall and make mistakes, I mean we are all sinners including me, but it’s important to realize our sins and to repent and change. Growing is part of the Christian life, so make sure you are growing your faith and love with God.
Why is devoting your life to Christ an important aspect of being a Christian? Well think of it as you wanting to be successful in life. To be successful in life, you need to devote your life to things that will lead you to success. For example, dedicating part of your time to studying, doing well in school, making connections, and being persistence with this will lead you to success. You can’t be successful in life without devoting yourself to being successful in life. It just doesn’t work that way, though it would be nice to be successful without having to do nothing. This goes the same way as being a Christian. You can’t be a Christian if you don’t devote yourself to being a Christian.
I went to a Hillsong Concert just 2 weeks ago. It was an amazing experience to praise God with such a large group of people. Being in the midst of God’s presence and worshipping his name reminded me of the purpose of why God placed us on this earth. He wants us to learn how to praise and love him, because when we go to heaven, that is all we will be doing. He wants us to learn more about who He is and more about his love. God gives us the freedom to live the way we want to live because he wants us to find and love him without force.
So remember, love God with all our your heart, which includes devoting every part of your life to him.