Love God With All Your Heart
Imagine an athlete, a young man who has been training for years to qualify for the Olympics as a runner. Every day he is up before dawn, preparing his body and mind for the competition that consumes his thoughts. He lives and breathes to run.
As the week of the Olympic trials finally draws near, how much time does he devote to thinking about other pursuits and interests? He doesn’t have time for them! They are distractions to his one goal — achieving his dream of qualifying for the Olympics. This intense, all-consuming passion for a single goal should characterize our love for God.
To love God is to maintain an ever-deepening search to discover and enjoy His true nature, character, and power.