Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, & mind

Yep. It's been more than five months since my last post. But I've just been too wrapped up in motherhood and don't seem to have much time for blogging... And that's been a good thing—for me AND for my kiddos.

Anyway, the boys are napping and I have a few moments to write out some thoughts about Matthew 22:36-40....

"Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?" Jesus replied, "'You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments."

Jesus said the most important commandment is to love God with all my heart, soul, and mind. So I ask myself: Does my life reflect that? I mean, really? If someone who didn't know me looked at my life, is there evidence telling that I love God with all my heart, soul, and mind? Do my actions reflect that? What about the TV shows I watch or the magazines I read? Are they filling me up with goodness...or garbage? What about how I treat other people—be it outside my home, or within the privacy of my own home? Or in the privacy of my own car after a driver has cut me off? What about how I manage my money and possessions? Am I willing to give away?

Good questions to really chew on. Next step: What am I going to DO about it? How DO I love God with all my heart, soul, and mind?? What actions does it require...?

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