Pastor's Pen by Cliff Henry

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love: even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”

John 15:10


It is no secret that married couples who have a good relationship make it a point to express their love for each other daily. They spend time together conversing and showing affection to each other in various ways: holding hands, writing notes, sharing their thoughts and feelings, stating, “I love you,” showing appreciation and admiration for the other, etc.

These couples are not caught up in “finger-pointing” or some form of fault-finding because they are striving together to make their marriage relationship all that it can be positively.

We understand from the Bible how much God loves us and to what great extent He was willing to go to express His love for us. John 3:16 says,” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The living God not only stated that He loved us, but he followed through with that in actions of affection to us.

How can we show forth our love for Him? Certainly, the first step is recognizing Him as the true and only God by receiving Him as our Savior, according to the Scriptures. This creates the relationship. We then must strive to express daily our love and appreciation to Him for Who He is and what He does for us through prayer or communication and obedience to His Word-action of affection. Jesus said in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

May I ask you, dear friend, do you have a true relationship with God? What I mean by this is have you ever done what the Bible states you must do to have a relationship with him? Have you, at some point in your life, truly recognized your great need for His saving grace due to your sinful nature? As a result of that understanding, have you ever truly received, by faith, Jesus Christ as your Savior? 

“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Romans 10:13.

God wants a relationship with you. Do you want one with Him?

Think about it.

Cliff Henry is the pastor of Greenland Baptist Church. He can be reached at​