Love is Power.
Yes, I am aware that sounds terribly corny.
It’s true.Love is power. Love is the power we all have within ourselves. Love conquers enemies more than hate destroys. We live in a world that is unceasingly filled with hate. Why?
It is because people forgot how to love and that love has a goal.
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
What does God mean when he says we are to love god with all our heart, soul, mind and strength? Our heart is our affection. Our soul is our spirit, our conscience – it’s what makes us alive. Our mind is our brain, the part that thinks things through. Our strength is our will, our desire and commitment. All these things must be devoted to God. It’s not enough for our heart to love god but our will to be too lazy to do anything. Nor can our spirit believe in God but our mind have doubts.
There are few people in life who are totally committed to something. What does it mean to be totally committed? Olympic athletes are totally committed to their sport. Everything decision they make hinges on whether it will help or hurt them reach their goal of being a good athlete. What they eat, how often they practice, where they go, and who they spend time with is all determined by whether it helps them meet their goal. Even the apostle Paul used Olympic athletes as examples of how we should live our life. “1 Cor 9:24-25 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” How does this affect how we live? Every decision about what we do, where we go, and who we spend time with should be determined by whether or not it will help us reach our goal of pleasing God and reaching heaven