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Creative Love

19 Oct

A post from several years ago about the love of Christ.

28And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30And 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.’ Mark 12:28-30

Just try this with me. Whatever you do, do not yawn right now. Do not think about yawning or even say the word out loud. Just read the word yawn. Ok. So how many of you yawned just now? I did, and I am not very sleepy, I have been drinking coffee most of the day while writing, so I am wide awake, yet I still yawned several times as I wrote that. Now think about a piece of homemade apple pie fresh out of the oven. Imagine sinking your teeth into it and tasting it. Tastes good doesn’t it? I bet some of your mouths are watering like mine right now. I could keep going with other examples involving, sight, smell, touch, or sound. Why does our mind do this to us? Why does it so activate our senses?

The brain is a very complex and amazing organ. It has capabilities that we do not understand or fathom. It is more efficient than any man-made computer, yes even more so than the latest Apple invention. We are able to imagine and create truly astonishing things. Consider some of these revolutionary inventions and developments by mankind over the years. The wheel. The printing press. Democracy. The light bulb. The telephone. The internal-combustion engine. The airplane. The microchip. The internet. We have sent men and women into outer space, even to the moon. We have created ways to streamline almost all activities in life. We have moved from inventing purely for need to inventing for comfort and enjoyment. Yes, human minds are capable of much, very much.

When I think about loving God with all of our mind, I think about these types of things. I think about our seemingly limitless capacity to dream and envision things that were never before possible or available. I think about what it would look like to love God with this same type of creative impulse.

I believe this is a large part of loving God with all of our minds. Believing the impossible is possible. Believing that He can do what we think cannot be done. There is another word for this; faith. Loving God with our minds simply means having faith in Him; having faith that He is able to do anything because, after all, He is God. I encourage you to leave His footprints by your faith today.

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Posted by on October 19, 2012 in Bible, Culture, Life

 

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