If you love me, you will keep my commandments. John 14:15 (ESV)
If we love God our response to His love is surrender and obedience. Surrender meaning that we sacrifice our will to honor God's will. Obedience meaning that as a result of my surrender to God's will my actions and deeds are pleasing to God. Jesus Christ is our standard for living, and we carry the Word of God as disciples of Christ to the lost world.
What do you love?
Are you obedient to what you love?
I want to challenge you today to read one chapter of the Bible today without looking at your phone. Give yourself completely to the Word of God and be disciplined enough to focus solely on God for the duration of one chapter. I think if you're reading this we would all say we love God, but that doesn't mean we are obedient to Him. We also love our phones, Xbox’s, popularity, and our friends. As a result of that, we are quicker to follow the fleshly desires of our hearts and not the will of God. You don't even have to look at the Xbox controller to know where and what the buttons are. Can you thumb through your Bible and know where you are in it. The Bible says, "where your treasures are, there your heart will be also." Starting being obedient to God by giving Him some of your time over the things you find pleasure in.
Lord, May I honor you with my time this day. Amen.