Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9 NKJV
Beloved, we can not even image the wonderful things God has in store for us. It is beyond our understanding and comprehension. Our God is planning something more spectacular than we can even dream about.
Isn’t that exciting?
Did you notice the condition, though? That’s right. God being just and righteous doesn’t pour out these wonderful things for everyone. No. He reserves the best for “those who love Him”.
So how do you know if you really love Him?
There are several indicators, but only one that really counts. Before we jump to the critical indicator, let’s review some of the other indicators.
- Indicator #1: Willingness to read God’s Word.
- Indicator #2: Applying God’s principles in our life.
- Indicator #3: Eagerness to serve others.
- Indicator #4: Has an earnest prayer life.
While this list of indicators may be seen in the life of someone who loves God, it is not to be used as a validation method, because man does not see things as God does (1 Samuel 16:7). The true indicator of whether we really love God is found in our heart. Only God can see that.
If the items above are done from a heart filled with love for God, then those things are worthwhile. If they are done for the sake of appearing good before men or done out of duty, they have no value to God. Our relationship with God is based on His love for us, which causes us to love Him in return.
Is your love showing? If not, it may be time for a heart check. If you find yourself doing some of the items above, ask yourself why? If your answer is because it’s your duty or for keeping up appearances, ask God to help you experience His love. If you’re not doing these things at all, ask God to fill you with a desire to know Him.
Lord, thank you for loving us and preparing great things for those who love you. Enable us to love you from our heart and not be outward expression alone. Give us a desire to know you more. In Jesus name Amen.