Have you ever been in a position where you felt one way about a person (whether disgust, admiration, distrust, etc) yet acted in a totally different manner in their presence?
Has someone ever treated you with utmost kindness and respect only to find out that they are the very ones spreading lies and gossip about you?
That's a very harsh and hurtful feeling isn't it? Has it ever occurred to you that we treat God in the same manner?
Francis Chan puts it in plain terms in his book, Crazy Love:
If you merely pretend that you enjoy God or love Him, He knows. You can't fool Him; don't even try.
Do we really think that we can tell others and even God Himself that we love Him, yet our lives tell a completely different story? It's as if we forget that God is all-seeing and all-knowing. We end up fooling ourselves, not God. We make ourselves believe that we're ok by saying the right things or even doing the good things, but if the heart is not in sync with God and His Word, then we become the fool.
May we recognize those areas and strive to make it right before the time comes when we give an account to God. You can't fool Him now and you won't fool Him then.
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:5
If you don't love Him as you should know then you can tell Him that you want to love Him. Read the Bible and trust in His promises.
When you strive to study Him you will learn to love Him.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:30
My name is Amber Marshall. I graduated from Free Gospel Bible Institute in 2019. I left Bible school with an overwhelming desire to help others, but, like many, I wondered how I could. This blog is my chance to do that using my passion for writing. I pray that anything that is published on this website ministers and blesses others!