What does it mean to love God above all? This is the question that once asked by my beloved professor in graduate school, that eagerly trigger my subconscious mind to think for how many days and eventually motivated me to answer the query.
In my point of view, to love God above all, it means that we should make Him be the center of our life. Being a Christian, it is one of our duties to stay focus on the light, the source of knowledge, guidance and strength. Without God, we are nothing. We are vanities in all vanities under heaven!
To love God above all, it means that we should encourage, motivate ourselves to know Him more intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. In doing that way, we can easily feel and understand, that we need to do our part to worship and glorify Him with all our hearts and minds without the dictates of others. Above all, apply what we have learned from His teachings to our lives, enable for us to grow and become a mature productive Christian.
The Apostle Paul once says, Faith without works is dead. So for me, words without action are useless.
There some groups of Christians who are proclaiming that they really love God and obey His Words but when you ask them who is He? They cannot easily give an answer. Thats why for me, I firmly believe, to love God above all, we must teach and encourage ourselves first to know Him well, so we can avoid creating confusion to the other Christian believers. Now, I will give an answer to the question Who is God?
He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and The Manager of all times.
He always was, He always is,
and He always will be… Unmoved,
Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!
He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can’t understand Him,
The armies can’t defeat Him,
The schools can’t explain Him,
and The leaders can’t ignore Him.
Herod couldn’t kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him,
and The people couldn’t hold Him!
Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t silence Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him,
He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right, His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer, He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace! He is my Joy,
He is my comfort, He is my Lord, and He rules my life!
I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.
I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
The power of the powerful,
The ancient of days,
the ruler of rulers,
The leader of leaders,
the overseer of the over comers,
and The sovereign Lord of all that was and is and is to come.
And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size.
His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me,
Never forsake me, Never mislead me,
Never forget me,
Never overlook me,
and Ever cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak,
He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!
He is everything for everybody, everywhere, Every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful.
I am His, and He is mine!
My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you’re wondering why I feel so secure, understand this…
He said it and that settles it.
God is in control,
I am on His side,
and That means all is well with my soul.
Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is!
I love the Lord and thank Him for all that He does in my life,
He is my source of existence and my Savior.
He keeps me functioning each and everyday.
Without Him, I am nothing.
But with Him I can do all things. – Philippians 4:13
Dear readers, always bear these in your mind: with men everything is impossible but with God all impossible things will become possible!
Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!
Moises P. Reconalla
About the Author
Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor, College Instructor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.
Mr. Reconalla has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.
All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright February 2007 by Moises Padin Reconalla
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