I may sound like a broken record in saying this often. I state this often because I strongly believe it and long for you to also believe and fully experience it.
Our relationship with the Lord is the most important relationship there is.
In this relationship, we will receive benefits you could not imagine. In my own experience, I have found all the love He has to give is mine and I receive it new each morning, quietly alone with Him where I know daily the heart and breath of His love to me.
The joy that puts a bounce in my step just walking from room to room or across the aisle of the grocery store, that is the heart and breath He is to me! When I understand that I am loved by an Almighty God and heavenly Father, it is a natural progression to be filled with joy. How could this not fill me with great joy?
The heart and breath He is to me also comes in the peace He gives me. I don’t have to worry about what I do not know, because I have His peace, which is better than answers. Oh, I definitely start to worry, want to worry, and there are worrisome circumstances everywhere, but I have to stop and remind myself what God’s Word tells me, and I choose to trade worry for His peace. With His peace, I also gain comfort and strength to take me through the difficult days that life is sure to hold while we walk on this earth.
He fills my heart with all of this and more, and I live and breathe all of these throughout each day. In the strength of each breath I take and each beat of my heart, I will love the LORD my God.
And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.