July 23, 2012 by Cole Ryan
I think we frequently struggle to love God because we cannot see God (Hebrews 11:3). How can I actively, tangibly, realistically love an invisible God?
It is very easy to be spiritual when you’re a Christian but is it easy to be serving? How do we serve a God that we cannot see? It’s pretty simple; by serving others. As Christians we automatically think we can only love God by praying, reading our bible, worshipping, or something spiritual – but we can love God by loving His people. If we love and serve others, we are really loving and serving God because He created them and lives within them. What if the only actual, visible way to serve God is by serving our neighbor?
Jesus said; “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40
Simply love God by loving others and serve God by serving others. If we only focus on loving God while we completely disregard loving others, are we really loving God? (1 Corinthians 13:3 - So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love). If our entire relationship with God only consists of private prayer and worship, than I think we’ve missed the point.. (James 2:17 - Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead). We must be more than spiritual, we need to be serving, moving, acting.
“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Galatians 5:6