Beholding Him Ministries

John 14.23

Jonah 1-4

Well, the first thing you need to understand is that “whatsoever you do, do it all for God’s glory,” requires that you love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength…for real. Love proven out in obedience.

In John 14:23, God speaks saying “if anyone loves me, he will obey my teachings.” Obedience because God said so (Luke 5:5) and because obedience will be the overflow of a sincere love for God.

I learned in the fish’s belly that love is more than lip service. The Lord caused me to know that even though I said I loved God with my all, I really loved my way and plan more than His – and my way and plan did not reveal His person, nor did it reveal His nature, and my disobedience certainly did not acknowledge that He was the priority…

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