Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What are you made of?

Few people can drive for long without seeing a large truck. And most drivers are familiar with the bulldog trademark of Mack trucks. However, a minority of drivers knows why a small portion of Mack trucks have a gold plated bulldog rather than a chrome plated one. The gold signifies that the truck is made entirely of Mack components. It’s all Mack.

St. Augustine said something along the lines of “Love God and do what you will” meaning that if you truly love God, you will do what God wants. This lifestyle yields freedom in that we do not have to follow many often conflicting rules and become self-justifyingly defensive when we fail.

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God with every fiber of your being.

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”    Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)

Rather than trying to be a good (moral) person today, what would it take to love God with everything? What would it take to dedicate your heart and mind to God? What needs to be renewed in order for you to be a gold plated follower of Christ?

Ask yourself today, “What am I made of?”  

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