Lovest thou Me?
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.

…with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind, with all thy strength…

heart –  denotes the centre of spiritual life, as it is the fountain and seat of the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavours,  of the understanding, the faculty and seat of the intelligence, of the will and character, of the soul so far as it is affected and stirred in a bad way or good, or of the soul as the seat of the sensibilities, affections, emotions, desires, appetites, passions…

soul – the seat of the feelings, desires, affections, aversions, the (human) soul in so far as it is constituted that by the right use of the aids offered it by God it can attain its highest end and secure eternal blessedness, the soul regarded as a moral being designed for everlasting life…

mind – as a faculty of understanding, feeling, desiring, understanding,
way of thinking and feeling, thoughts, either good or bad…

strength – ability, force, might

Matthew Henry: Loving God with all our heart, will effectually take us off from, and arm us against, all those things that are rivals with him for the throne in our souls, and will engage us to every thing by which he may be honoured, and with which he will be pleased; and no commandment will be grievous where this principle commands, and has the ascendant. Now here in, Mark, our Saviour prefixes to this command the great doctrinal truth upon which it is built (v. 29); Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord; if we firmly believe this, it will follow, that we shall love him with all our heart. He is Jehovah, who has all amiable perfections in himself; he is our God, to whom we stand related and obliged; and therefore we ought to love him, to set our affections on him, let our own desire toward him, and take a delight in him; and he is one Lord, therefore he must be loved with our whole heart; he has the sole right to us, and therefore ought to have the sole possession of us. If he be one, our hearts must be one with him, and since there is no God besides, no rival must be admitted with him upon the throne.
Moral life proceeds from the heart and manifests itself without, in the form of activity.
Matt 12:34 …out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Our daily activities will show what is in our heart. There are many things that are trying to control our heart, our affections, our thoughts, our passions, our desires…
Do we really put God first? Do we really love Him with all our Heart, Soul, Mind, & Strength?
Who is in control of our emotions? Our feelings?  Who gets our strength throughout the day?
It is our faith in what Jesus did at the Cross that changes us from the inside out. We love Him, because He first loved us. Strength come from Christ and Christ alone…
The christian must keep his/her heart firmly fixed and focused on Jesus Christ and Him crucified at all times… maintaining their faith in the proper object,ie.. THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST…… This is the only way we can love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. When we do this we will receive the help of the Holy Spirit who will lead us, guide us, and change us from the inside out. In ourselves we can not control our emotions, feelings, desires, etc… This is the problem with many today. Self is the focus. Self is in control. Self is the center of our lives. Even though we think we are doing OK, if we are not daily placing our faith on Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, then our daily walk will be on self. Many say well I do good things. I read my bible, I feed the hungry, I pay my thiths, I do love the Lord with all my heart… Just because you are doing… does not mean your focus is right.  It is not in the doing… It is faith.. Where is the focus of your faith? In your doing?

Deuteronomy 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them…
Do we just serve God to make our lives better? Do we only love God when it is convenient? Do we only love Him when we want something?
I have seen many who will serve God when hard times come, but as soon as life gets better, they go back to their old ways. When they are sick, broke, or other things that makes their life hard, then they “Love God”. People use the word of God for an easy life. They speak of God as though He was just one of those things they use in life. They mix God in their bowl of stuff.
Jesus is no longer the focus. Oprah Winfrey insists Jesus, “can’t possibly be the only way” to God…
How sad…
That is another message…
The question is do you love the Lord God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength? How do you do that? Can you do that? What does that mean? “ALL”…how can we Love with all our heart, soul, mind, & strength?
The christian must keep his/her heart firmly fixed and focused on Jesus Christ and Him crucified at all times… maintaining their faith in the proper object,ie.. THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST…… Then you can truly LOVE…

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