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Dear friend, I am not writing to tell you and your children to do something you have not done before. I am writing to tell you to love each other, which is the first thing you were told to do. Love means that we do what God tells us. And from the beginning, he told you to love him.
2 John 1: 5 - 6
For those who follow Jesus Christ, love is not an option and it is not an accident. Love is a command! Yesterday I stumbled and fell while trying to step over something in my yard. It was an accident, and it was not good. There was a small cut on my leg and a lot of sore muscles to remember the "fall."
In our western culture we often talk about "falling in love" as if it were an accident and something that you cannot control. Love is neither of those things.
Love happens when you spend time with someone and share the depths of your heart with them. When you know and are known by another, love is the natural result!
That is true with two people and it is true with a man or woman and God! When you seek to know God and allow Him to know everything about you, your love will grow more every day. Spending time in an honest and open exchange of ideas and feelings will result in "falling in love" with the Creator! Eventually, that love will grow to the point that it overshadows everything else in your life!
So obedience to the command to "Love God" is simply a matter of investing lots of time in knowing Him and being known by Him!
Remember, love is no accident. Love is something that you do or don't do on purpose! If you want to love God more, measure your time with Him in hours, not minutes every day! Ask Jesus lots of questions and listen carefully for the answers.
"Lord Jesus, I know that love is not an accident. And so Lord I choose to love You more than anyone or anything else. May my time with You today be another step on the road to an Eternity with You. Praise Your Holy Name, now and forever. Amen."