1 Corinthians 8:3 (AMP) 3 But if anyone loves God [with awe-filled reverence, obedience and gratitude], he is known by Him [as His very own and is greatly loved].
When we love God – it is not just about going to church and it is not just saying I love God. When we love God we aim to have an honoring attitude toward God. Prompt obedience and thankful recognition of God’s blessings is a way to show our gratitude toward what He has done in this world.
We all have things going on in our lives that we forget to take the time in the situation to recite to God what might be going right in life. We are good at praying for the things we need strength for but we often forget to thank God that He is working in our lives. We all have things that can be overwhelming in life and it can be difficult to be thankful for anything because we are so consumed by our situation. It is in that difficult time that we try to find things to be thankful for. If nothing comes to mind, go to God in prayer and as Him to show you areas where you can be thankful.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen