“…Therefore, choose life, so that you will live, you and your descendants, loving ADONAI your God, paying attention to what he says and clinging to him—for that is the purpose of your life!” (Deut. 30:19-20 CJB)
Life is about choices. Love is about choices. God doesn’t force himself on us, but makes his ways known and allows us to choose to love him, by “paying attention to what he says,” and “clinging to him.” Isn’t that what true love looks like anyway? God is showing that he is not some cosmic force or idea. He is a being who chooses to be in relationship with people like you and me.
Loving him is the greatest purpose of our lives and it comes with the greatest benefits! In our world it seems like so many people struggle for finding purpose. So, people lose themselves in all sorts of things, searching for what God has already laid out for them. Love him. Put God in first position and you’ll have all the purpose you could ever ask for.
Prayer: YHWH my God, I choose to love you. Thank you for giving me my true purpose. You chose to make your ways known to me and to deliver me from sin so I could have true life. I choose to cling to you and pay attention to what you say. I declare that I love you because you first loved me (1 Jn. 4:19). You are wonderful, gracious, patient, and awesome! You are King of the universe, and I choose to make you my King.