Giving Your All to Love Jesus
God uses different people to show different aspects of His love. His love for me in connection with the giving of the Holy Spirit was revealed through the life and ministry of Kathryn Kuhlman. God used her in a wonderful way, and the Holy Spirit touched my heart through her life. Through her ministry, I began to realize that God loved me so much. He wanted me to have His anointing on my life. Not only did He desire that for me, but it was available to me.
Just as God used Kathryn Kuhlman to bring great understanding to my life regarding the anointing of the Holy Spirit, He chose to use my father-in-law, Roy Harthern, and Dr. W.A. Criswell to show me that He wanted to bless me financially. And through them, I have come to understand that God’s love for me is directly related to His intense desire to bring financial blessing to my life so that I will know no lack.
When we love God in response to His love for us, everything changes. Giving is only one expression of my love for Him. I love him in my service, in my worship, in my dedication, in my life, in my obedience. Everything I do must be an expression of that love. If my love for Him is not evident in everything I do, then I don’t really love Him.
In Mark 12:30 we read:
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
To love God with all your heart means with every atom of your being. He wants you to love Him supremely and with everything that is within you.
When you are commanded to love God with all your soul, you are to love Him with all your emotions and your intellectual will. He wants everything in your emotions and intellect to love Him.
When you love God with all your mind, you love Him with everything you understand about Him. This understanding is communicated to others as you talk about Him and introduce Him to others that they might know Him too.
When you love Him with all your strength, you love God with everything about you physically as well as in your service to Him and in your daily walk. God the Father is really saying:
“I want everything about you physically to love Me: your running, your doing, your service, what you put your body through.”
The moment we have this revelation of His love we are overwhelmed by the dimension of such love that everything we are and have becomes His. Do you remember what Paul said? He said, “For the love of Christ constraineth us.” (2 Cor. 5:14 KJV). In other words, “I am so moved, touched, and overwhelmed by it.”
Therefore, if I give God my money but my heart isn’t in it, I am not expressing my love for Him with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. And if God is not supreme, He is not God at all.