One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?"

Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment" (Matthew 22:35-38 TNIV).

How do you go about showing your love to God? A friend of mine said, "We could try giving presents to God, but the delivery problems are immense!"

Maybe the best way is by seeking to be like Him. That's the greatest compliment.

What better gift can you give?
Things like loving your neighbor without regard for his or her "lovableness"; showing compassion for those who suffer, or for those who are small and can't defend themselves.

Intimacy with God occurs not so much in worship at church, but in transformed character that can endure silence and solitude as well as do ordinary tasks in an extraordinary way for ordinary people. By a person like you, who is willing to let God have His way in your life in all the little things.

What better gift can you give to God than yourself?