What IF?

What IF

we really decided

this day

to love the Lord our God

with all our heart

with all our soul

with all our mind

with all our strength?

What would that look like?

And are we brave enough to peer into that potential world?

Would we….

Shout His name when we felt like it?

Take better care of the vessel in which His Spirit dwells?

Actually put Him first like we say we do?

Admire and take notice of all that He has lovingly created more often?

Go where He asks us to?  No matter what?

Look at each person as someone He loves?

Praise and thank Him when our hearts are broken and our faces are stained with tears?

Actually not complain about our circumstances?

Love His body, the church, more?

Take walks just to be alone and talk with Him?

Bow to thank him for a meal in public?

Bring glory to His Name by the way we live, speak, and what we put into our minds?

Run to Him in true repentance when we have wronged Him?

Not feel like we need to lower our voices when speaking about Him around people?

Turn to Him first, instead of a person?

Go to sleep thinking about and talking to Him?

Wake up thinking about and talking to Him?

Write Him a letter of love?

Love people with effort because that is what He called us to do?

Be intentional about time with Him?

Honor Him with our marriage and family?

Fall to our knees before Him more?

Not allow things into our minds that are against Him?

Listen for His truth?

Read His love letter to us often and hold it close to our heart?

Not go with the crowd, but go with Him, even if no one else is following?

Tell people about how much He means to us?

Tell people about the difference He has made in our lives?

Tell people about how He allowed His spotless self to be crucified for all of us?

Tell people that even the grave couldn’t keep Him down?

Just open up our sealed lips and tell people??

Because HE

is worth loving

and respecting

and honoring

and praising

and worshiping

with all our Heart

with all our Mind

with all our Soul

with all our Strength.

– Susie Stewart

* These are just a few drops in a vast ocean of ways to love God with everything we are.  I’m going to continue to ask God for ways that I can do this better.  Want to join me in that?  There is no more fulfilling relationship you can have than the one with your Creator.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.

– Luke 10:27 (NIV)

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4 Comments

  1. Amen! You are such an inspiration and LOVELY lady, sister in Christ. I’m fortunate to know you.

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I’m so blessed to know you as well, my teacher and sister. ❤

      Reply

  2. Beautifully written Susie! We often talk about the affirmation of Gods voice in multiple ways. This is another – then our blog conversation last week, and the book I’m diving into: Not A Fan. There’s nothing so fulfilling as choosing to follow! Your words speak life into enjoying our humanity with the Creator of the universe! 💜

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    1. Thank you, Carla! We are so blessed by all those multiple ways that God lovingly gets our attention. I’m so excited to start another study with you. ❤

      Reply

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