Loving God With All Your Heart

by Sister McCook
Bible pages turned into heart shape

Loving God with all of your heart is not always easy.

There are days when you feel like you can’t do it anymore and you’re running out of faith.

But, I promise that if you keep going, the rewards will be worth it.

God’s timing is never wrong, even when it’s not the timing that we thought it should have been.

I don’t know about you, but there have been times in my life when I haven’t loved God with all of my heart.

At least not the way I knew that I should have. I had doubts. I was impatient.

And, every time I’ve stepped in faith and loved God with all of my heart, He has never failed me.

So, if you’re struggling to love God with all of your heart, keep going. The rewards are worth it. I promise.

Featured Verse: Loving God With Your Everything

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” -Deuteronomy 6:5 and Matthew 22:37

This verse is telling us that we need to love God with every part of who we are.

Our heart, soul, mind, and strength should all be focused on Him.

This is a tall order, but it is possible with God’s help.

When we love God with our whole heart, we are giving Him our everything.

We are putting Him first in our lives and making Him a priority. This is the kind of relationship that He deserves!

What Does it Mean to Love God With All Your Heart, Mind, and Soul?

The first step is understanding what each of those things means.


To love God with all your heart means to have an undivided allegiance to Him.

It’s not just a feeling, but a decision you make every day – to put Him first in everything.

It’s saying “no” to the things that would pull you away from Him, and “yes” to the things that draw you closer.

It’s a choice to love Him above all else.


To love God with all your mind means having His truth dwell in you richly.

It means studying His Word, meditating on it, memorizing it, and living it out.

It’s letting Him transform the way you think so that your thoughts are captive to His will.


To love God with all your soul means to worship Him with every part of who you are.

It’s exalting Him above everything and everyone else.

It’s giving Him control of your life, and yielding to His Spirit. It’s living for Him alone.

All Three

So to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul is to give Him your entire self – body, mind, and spirit.

It’s giving Him first place in every area of your life.

It’s an all-consuming love that affects every part of who you are.

When we love God like this, it changes everything.

Our priorities shift, our desires change, and our lives take on new meaning.

We become more like Him and less like the world.

We find true joy and fulfillment in Him alone. And He is worthy of nothing less than our everything.

Deciding to Love God

If you want to love God with all your heart, mind, and soul, it starts with a decision.

You have to choose to put Him first, to let His truth transform the way you think, and to worship Him with your entire being.

It’s not always easy, but it’s so worth it.

Because when we love God like this, everything else falls into place.

Our relationship with Him becomes the most important thing in our lives, and everything else follows suit.

A picture of a heart and a cross

How Can You Show Your Love for God Each Day?

Reading Bible

One way to show your love for God is by reading the Bible.

The Bible is full of stories and wisdom that can help us understand God’s character and will for our lives.

Attending Church

Another way to show our love for God is by attending church regularly.

Church provides a great community of believers to encourage and support one another in faith.

Serving Others

Additionally, serving others is a great way to show our love for God.

When we serve others, we are following in Jesus’ footsteps and living out His call to love our neighbors.


Finally, another way to show our love for God is through prayer.

Prayer is a way for us to communicate with God and express our needs, desires, and thanksgiving.

When we take the time to pray each day, we are showing our love for God.

What Are Some Things That Get in The Way of Our Relationship With God?

There are many things in this world that can get in the way of our relationship with God.

  • We can get caught up in our own lives and problems and forget to turn to Him.
  • We can get angry with Him when things don’t go our way.
  • We can even start to doubt His existence when bad things happen.

But we need to remember that God is always there for us, no matter what.

He loves us unconditionally and wants to help us through all of our struggles.

All we need to do is turn to Him and ask for His help.

If you’re feeling lost or alone, remember that God is always with you and He loves you no matter what.

Just turn to Him and He will help you through anything.

Find a community/church group that is focused on God. This can really help you in times of doubt.

Remember in all of your desire have faith that God can change your life.

You really have to believe in the power of God.

Praying without faith and trust in God won’t work for you as well as it would if you truly believe that God can make a difference in your life because He can!

Pray with faith.


Do you struggle to love God with your whole heart?

If so, don’t worry! You are not alone. We all have days when we don’t feel as close to God as we would like.

The important thing is that you keep trying. As long as you are making an effort to love Him, He will be there for you.

When we take the time to connect with Him through reading His Word, attending church, serving others, and praying, we are growing in our love for Him.

And as we grow in our love for God, our lives are transformed.

We become more like Him, and we find true joy and fulfillment in Him alone.

Bottom Line: Have and put all your faith in God. He is working on things for you. Know that He is. Believe that He is.

Even if you can’t see it. Focus on your faith in Him and the things you can control.

Let Him control everything else.

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