Back and forth, the swing sways as the gleeful child is pushed gently by his father. The thrill of the swing set was enough of a reward for a boy who loves his daddy and desired to behave for a visit to the park.
Just as a loving father may have planned a trip to the park for his son, God wants to take you on a trip to shimmering streets of gold, walls made of jewels, and a mansion made just for you. Why? Because God has a plan for your life.
The plan is this:
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 KJV
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord :  And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
Not bad, eh?
The problem is we don’t give Him all. We just give Him most, half, or sometimes nothing. (Jesus sighs, “Not even a high five??”)
The father plans on his son being good though he may put a stipulation on going to the park.
“If you’re good, I want to take you somewhere.”
Who has to judge if the son was good? The father. Who decides on their own actions? The son.
We as God’s children, can make our own rules if we want to, but God is the one who must judge, since it is after all, His plan.
If we love him with all we are, it should show in our actions. Do we seek to know Him? Do we think upon His Word, the Bible? Do we treat people with the love of God?
God understands our efforts. He did, in fact, create us and lived among us for 33 years as our Lord Jesus Christ! So he knows something about giving it all.
The plan is easy.
Love Him with everything you have, love Him to the point of sacrifice, and don’t love anything more than Him.
Now, get your shoes on. We’re going to the park.