Love God

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The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love
(Galatians 5:6; NIV).


1. Love God, and all.
Give thanks, and pray.

2. Rejoice; forgive;
And serve, each day.

3. Be kind, and humble.
Bear your cross;

4. And follow Christ
Through every loss.



1. Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31; NLT).

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

2. If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you
(Matthew 6:14; NLT).

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35; NIV).

3. A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone (2 Timothy 2:24; NLT).

Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves (Philippians 2:3; NLT).

Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23; NLT).

4. God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example and you must follow in his steps (1 Peter 2:21; NLT).

4 thoughts on “Love God

  • This poem is a good concentrated guidance to the daily Christian walk. I pray that I can be faithful every moment of each day fulfilling these wise words.

  • “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” AMEN, sister!

    If you published some of your poems ( with the scripture references) in a book, I would happily purchase the second copy. We all know Alan Kearns would buy the first one!


    • That made me smile. I published three books of prayers and poems several years ago, before illness made the amount of work required unmanageable. All of them are freely available on my website, though, under the heading “Books” on the menu bar towards the top of the page. Do let me know if you have any trouble locating them. You are more than welcome to print them out xxxxxx

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