The last few mornings, I have been reading the book of Deuteronomy in my personal devotions. Even though I have only got up to Chapter 13, I have been struck at how many times the Lord has commanded us to love Him with everything we've got. And when we love Him with everything we have, we will obey Him because we WANT to, and consequently He will bless us.
When we give everything we have got to the Lord, we will be amazed at the ABUNDANCE the Lord blesses us with, and we will then wonder why we were so concerned with God taking everything off us without giving us anything return, because He gives us MORE than we could EVER even begin to IMAGINE!!!!!