I am reading Jerry Bridge's excellent little book, "The Gospel for Real Life" for some personal enrichment. Today I cam across a great section on thinking about what it really means to follow the great commandment. It was particularly challenging to me and think you mind find it helpful too...
* Your love for God transcends all other desires (see Exodus 20:3)
* Like David, you long to gaze upon His beauty and seek fellowship with Him (see Psalm 27:4)
* You rejoice in meditating on His Word, and, like Jesus, you rise early to pray (see Psalm 119:97, Mark 1:35)
* A regard for His glory governs and motivates everything you do --- your eating and drinking, your working and playing, your buying and selling, your reading and speaking -- and, dare I mention it, even your driving (see 1 Corinthians 10:31)
* You are never discourage or frustrated by adverse circumstances because you are confident God is working all things together for your good (see Romans 8:28)
* You recognize His sovereignty in every event of your life and consequently receive both success and failure from His hand ( see 1 Samuel 2:7; Psalm 75:6-7)
* You are always content because you know He will never leave you or forsake you (see Hebrews 13:5)
* The first petition in the Lord's Prayer, "hallowed be your name," is the most important prayer your pray (see Matthew 6:9)
"This description of the Great Commandment is obviously incomplete, but it is sufficient to show us all how woefully short we come in obeying it."