God blesses us out of our Love for Him
In the book of 1 kings chapter 3.God asked Solomon in a dream “what He would like from Him”
Notice that ; It wasn’t solomon that asked God. God Himself asked solomon to ask ;
“Ask ! What shall I give you ? “( 1 kings 3:5)
Before God asked Solomon it was not as a result of solomon making a list of prayers of what He wanted. It was not after Solomon going to the prophets in His time and asking what God was doing.
But it was as a result of solomon Himself loving the Lord.
Just before God spoke to Solomon in the dream ,The bible says in ;
1 kings 3: 3 “And solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of His father David.
Its out of our love for God that our blessings will flow. Its out of our love for the Lord that He will bless us with our hearts desire. Solomon was not perfect but He had a heart that desired after the Lord.
The definition of Love is ; a true affection , intimacy , a great interest or pleasure in something.
Am not saying we should love the Lord so that He will bless us. But what am saying is that as we pursue and search for the Lord He wants us to love Him more and more. There is no end to His love for us. So there shouldn’t be an end to our love for Him.
Whether we find our selves in tough circumstances, or we don’t feel we are getting it all right in life, we should pursue God and yearn to love Him more.
love should be mutual. Love must be returned in other for it to be intimate. And because God wants an intimate relationship with us, He wants us to love Him with all our hearts, all our minds and all our souls.
How horrible does it feel when you love someone, but they don’t show any love for you at all? When you are pursuing a friendship with them and they show no interest.
Our love is shown through our sacrifice for the Lord. Love is beyond an emotion or feeling. It is an action. It is an act that should cause a response from the other side.
Because Solomon Loved the Lord he offered ” A thousand burnt offerings on the altar”. ( 1 kings 3:4)
Solomon’s love for the Lord was beyond a feeling, He acted on how He felt about the Lord.
Our Love for God must go past our feelings. So whether we feel Him or we don’t , we must know His love for us still remains. Whether life throws stones at us we must know that His love for us still remains. Therefore our love for Him must still remain even if we don’t feel Him or things are not working out the way we planned.
In solomon’s days He had to sacrifice offerings , but in our days we cant sacrifice offerings. There will be smoke everywhere if we did. And people will complain of Co2 causing breathing problems. Haha
So its our heart, mind and soul that the Lord wants in exchange for His undying Love for us. ( Matthew 22:37Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’)
He hasn’t asked us to sacrifice any animals Like in the old testament. But in the journey of pursuing Him , our hearts, mind and soul will follow.
How do you love ; by longing for the Lord. (Jeremiah 29: 13,14 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you,” declares the LORD. )
And it sure is a process, you cant love in one day. I cant love in one day either. Its a process of pursuing and remaining in Him no matter what we face in life. Its a process of still communicating and chasing Him no matter the season. Just as He says nothing can separate Him from loving us. We shouldn’t allow anything to stop us from loving Him to ❤️❤️😭