Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Living sent isn’t just a one and done type deal. It is your whole life. It’s your home, your family, your friends, your work, your school… everything! When we truly do love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our might, it will overflow into every area of our lives. However, as humans, it’s not always easy to keep our love for God and the idea of sharing Him with others at the forefront of our minds.
We must remember that loving God comes first. Loving Him with all that we are is how we cultivate a heart that is ready for a sent lifestyle. Even if it is uncomfortable at times… even if you have to write it on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. Don’t take the command to love Him lightly. Do all that you can to remember it. It is the very reason that we are alive, and it should be the sole purpose for our lives.
Father, you are holy. Thank you for all that you have done and thank you for who you are. Today I pray that you would forgive me for not loving you first and loving you properly. Show me how I can live my life loving you more and sharing you with others. Guide me today and every day in love and truth. In Jesus name I pray.
Written by Abigail Lineberry