we really decided
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?
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??
is worth loving
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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