With All My Heart.
We’ve been studying and meditating on our memory verse all week. Share what loving God with all your heart, soul, and strength means to you or what God has spoken to you through this verse. Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Oh…Wow! Where do I begin?
This verse has been called the Shema from the Hewbrew word meaning “HEAR.” The Lord is completely unique and He alone is God. To love means to choose Him first and obey Him. To love God should pervade every single aspect of my being. This kind of message has been all over lately! I wonder if He is telling me something. To me this means putting God above anyone or anything else.
I have always been a worrier. It is something I still struggle with and having years and years of worrying will choke the joy right out of you. Lately, God has been stirring surrender and trust in my soul.
No matter the risk or no matter the consequence I will put God first. I will love Him with all of my heart, soul, and strength. I will love Him more than Michael. I will love Him more than Kalee, Mackenzy, or Emilee. I will love and seek Him first. How? I will constantly soak in His Word and Presence. Knowing that my prayers will not turn up void. Trusting in the unseen, the unheard, and the unfelt FIRST! The foundation of this new crazy faith in Jesus Christ must FIRST be based on Faith alone. No miracles or proof. Just.Good.Old.Fashioned.Faith.
Another conviction with this verse is if I truly love God with all of my heart, soul, and strength then don’t I want to climb on top of my roof and yell as loud as I can HOW STINKIN’ MUCH I LOVE JESUS. Should I not yearn to save lost souls. We are all sinners and we all fall short. Shouldn’t I want to take every chance God gives me to help people choose life over death because it is that choice. Life is short but eternity IS NOT.
I read in the Teacher’s Commentary
How do we, who know God now, share His Truths with others? How do we help others really experience Him as real and alive.
1. Give Him Priority~~~Love will only be communicated when He is first.
2. We assume God’s Presence~~~ Whoa big one here. Although, we may not see supernatural proof. For example, I was really mad at God for taking Mackenzy away when she was stillborn. Where is the supernatural proof this was best? I don’t see it. Well, Romans 8 tells us it is ALL for good. It does not matter if you don’t think He is not there or that He is abandoning you~~~get out of here you lying thief. The enemy only comes to kill & destroy. GOD IS WITH US.
3. Rely on God’s Provision: I feel like the blind leading the blind here. This is tough for me. We, who have GIVEN our WHOLE selves to God, trust Him to be PRESENT and TRUST we will experience His providing. This is another way to share God’s love when we can love with all of our heart, soul, and strength.
Oh sweet sisters…
We are lovers of the One True King Yahweh and we need to respond to Him. We take His Words and write them on our heart. We do this by making God’s Word a part of our lives—OUR WHOLE LIVES. Like everything! When I am nervous because the echocardiogram showed something for Emilee, I am giving it to God. When bills seem too piled, I am giving it to God. Trust Him with everything. Ultimately, all that matters is that I love God and serve Him while I am here. Everyone including OBS is a gift to me but it belongs to Him. He is what everything is about. Not me. Not my family. Every word you speak and action you make represents Christ. People are watching. They might be de-friending too 😉 It bothers me to see Christians use foul laungage on FB. God is shared with others when we love Him with all of our heart, soul, and
At His Feet,