With All My Heart

Deuteronomy 6:5   Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

What does this mean, to love with all my heart?  Image

All … everything, completely, fully, 100%.  No holding back.  No putting God 2nd.  Entirely His.  Am I giving my Lord ALL my heart?  I think about my days.  I try to start with prayer, depending on how many times I hit the snooze button on my alarm.  I try to read a quick devotional, even if it’s on my phone via email.  I pray before meals.  I listen to Christian radio to and from work – sometimes even at work.  I really do … try. 

Or do I?  If I am to love God with ALL my heart, my priorities need a little rearranging.  Okay, no, they need a lot of rearranging.  During those moments when I seek out God before anything and everything, I feel His presence.  He meets me there.  He is always with me, but there is something precious and beautiful about putting Him first in my day.  It’s that first step in putting Him first in my life. 

It’s time to stop putting God in the backseat of my heart. He deserves my all. He gave His everything for me … my little life in return really isn’t too much to ask. 

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2 thoughts on “With All My Heart

  1. Sometimes putting God 2nd (or 3rd or 4th or…) is so easy to do. It’s so much harder to put him in the #1 spot. I struggle with this too! Blessings!

  2. Heather,
    I have recognized that same thing in my own life. I’m working toward improving my quality time with God. It’s been a great journey. I pray you will find joy in the journey to improving your quality time.

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