You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deut 6:5. This is not a suggestion, this is a command. He is serious about this. He says the same thing in the following scriptures:
Over and over again, we are told to love the Lord with all our heart, our whole heart. He wants to be the center of our lives. I fear for the ones who give Him lip service or try to fit Him in where they can. They are likely to be the ones who will hear, “Depart from me. I never knew you.” That’s a terrifying thought.
The upside to loving Him totally and completely is blessing, grace, forgiveness, safety, life, and unstoppable love. If we throw ourselves into His arms, He will move heaven and earth to be what we need Him to be for us. But we are responsible to search ourselves and see, are we loving Him with our whole heart? What does that mean to you and are you doing it?