Lord Jesus, how can I not love you and obey you when…

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THIS IS ALL ABOUT SURRENDERED LOVE TO HIM!
You become so completely in love with the Lord causing you to trust your whole being to
Him including all your circumstances!
"Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name."
Psalm 103:1​

Because of this Holy Spirit filling of love for your Bridegroom you will actively believe with your whole heart that He keeps His promises. You will wholeheartedly rest your daily life on Rom. 8:28,32; II Cor.1:20 and Isa.63:9!
Without hesitation you will actively do what the Holy Spirit declares in Prov.3:5,6. With that you will completely rest in Phil. 4:6 and experience v.7!

If you find yourself attacked with doubts, then continually be reminded of the above scriptures and rest in your Bridegroom’s heart Who will absolutely keep Deut. 31:6,8! Pray for the true filling of your Bridegroom’s Spirit where He will develop this private, intimate love relationship between you and He, your heavenly Husband. You will begin to say, "I am consumed with love for You dear Lord, increase my capacity to love You more!"


LORD JESUS, HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU WHEN…
…You looked inside of my heart and saw what was absolutely repulsive to Your pure soul, my sin nature which was dead in trespasses and sins (Eph 2:1) - DEAD! DEAD! DEAD? These dead things were spiritually decaying and putrid smelling!
Only God could handle that horrible, eternal stench. Jesus, You saw all of my filthy deadness in the cup You were offered by Your Father in the Garden of Gethsemane and in tears began to sweat great drops of blood. You willingly took that horrifying cup and drank it up fully for me! OH MY SOUL THAT IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE, INFINITE, GLORIOUS LOVE!

HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU LORD WHEN…
…You saw my sin nature and said I will be judged and punished for this horrible spiritual filth? This polluted ocean was filled with things lurking to be fulfilled even though I had not acted on all of them. You saw all of the following swirling around in my heart tempting me, waiting for me to say “yes” to: negative thoughts and desires, critical spirit, unforgiveness, disobedience, hypocrisy, gossip, cursing, strife, slander, bitterness, intolerance, unbelief, resentment, sexual impurity, vanity, uncaring, pouting, manipulation, faultfinding, judging, spite, selfishness, addictions, stubbornness, immorality, malice, coldness and so much more (Rom.1:28-32)! "BEHOLD WHAT MANNER OF LOVE THE FATHER HAS BESTOWED ON US, THAT WE SHOULD BE CALLED CHILDREN OF GOD!" (1John 3:1)

HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU LORD WHEN…
… You actually became my sin and my curse (Gal.3:13; 2Cor.5:21)? Jesus, You not only took the above spiritual filth but BECAME IT! You felt inside all that was in that sin nature of mine! Dear God, that overwhelms my heart that on the cross You were completely flooded by what You hated. Heb.12:2 declares, that You endured the cross and DESPISING THE SHAME! The old hymn says it all; THE LOVE OF GOD IS GREATER FAR THAN TONGUE OR PEN CAN EVER TELL…!

HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU LORD WHEN…
…You were blamed for what I was and had done? Jesus, You were punished for the guilty me in Your spirit, soul, as well as Your body. You took all my punishment! "…I HAVE LOVED YOU WITH AN EVERLASTING LOVE..." (Jer.31:3)

HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU LORD WHEN…
…You said, "My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?" Jesus, You knew that the judgment for all those who die not receiving Your sacrifice would be separated from You forever. They would confess their own words, "I DID IT MY WAY!" "Ididn’t need You or Your sacrifice." And You, King Jesus must say in response, "IT WAS NOT ENOUGH!" You were totally forsaken so that I would not be forever forsaken to a place where only evil exist. "IN THIS IS LOVE, NOT THAT WE LOVED GOD, BUT THAT HE LOVED US AND SENT HIS SON TO BE THE PROPITIATION FOR OUR SINS." (1John 4:10)

HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU LORD WHEN…
…You made the offer of Your salvation a completely free gift to me so You alone would receive all the glory (Rom. 6:23; Eph.2:8,9)? "BUT WHEN THE KINDNESS AND THE LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR TOWARD MAN APPEARED, NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WE HAVE DONE, BUT ACCORDING TO HIS MERCY HE SAVED US…" (Titus 3:4,5)

HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU LORD WHEN…
…You live to watch over me (Heb.7:25)? You love me so much that You came to live inside of me and will never leave me (Gal.2:20; Deut.31:6,8). You actually felt all the pain that I would go through in this life (Isa.63:9). You give meaning to the troubles I would go through (2Cor.1:3-5) so that I can help others. You give Your promises to limit the temptations (1Cor.10:13). "WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US." (1John 4:19)

HOW CAN I NOT LOVE AND OBEY YOU LORD WHEN…
…You love me so much that You discipline me to keep me on the right path of Your plan for me.(Phil.4:6,7; Heb.12:6)?
You experienced everything I would go through to sympathize & be deeply touched in all my weaknesses (Heb.4:14,15).
"AND WALK IN LOVE, JUST AS CHRIST ALSO LOVED US, AND GAVE HIMSELF UP FOR US…" (Eph.5:2)


PRAY WITH ME: Dear Lord, the choice of my heart is to surrender all things each day to Your loving, caring, guiding and protecting heart. My choice is to have You daily change my life. I do not want to go back to the old life. I want more of Your life Lord seen in me. I don’t want to lead my life. I no longer own my life! You have all the rights to it! You died not to just save me but that You would be Lord and Leader of it (Rom14:9). As I present myself each day to You (Rom.12:1-2), I will proclaim these words, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. You make me to lie down in green pastures; You lead me beside the still waters. You restore my soul; You lead me in the paths of righteousness for Your Name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Lord, I love You even more now because of how
far You would go to save me! Always, for Your Name’s sake alone Lord Jesus, AMEN!

from: songofsolomondevotional.com/download/2014/SOS Chapter1.pdf
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Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
 
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