If we are to walk with the Lord in His way of holiness and wholeness,
(a) our life must be based on Jesus Christ – His death for us and His resurrection for us (Mark 9:31);
(b) our life is to be a life of faith (Mark 9:23); (c) our life is to be a life of service (Mark 9:35);
(d) our life is to be a life of love (Mark 9:40).
Where do we learn of faith, service and love? We learn from Christ, our Saviour and Lord. He shows us how to live. He shapes our life. How does Jesus show us how to live? How does He shape our life? We begin with listening to Him. How can we learn from Him if we don’t listen to Him?
Listen to Jesus. Learn from Jesus. Live for Jesus.
Listen to Him because you love Him. Learn from Him because you love Him. Live for Him because you love Him.
How are we to love Jesus? Begin with His love. If we are to love Jesus, we must listen to the voice of His love, and we must learn how much He loves us.