Friday, February 4, 2011
When my children were younger James, their father, would help them memorize the Shema. The Shema says this: "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) These commandments are to be on my heart. To Love God with everything I am. Then I am to talk about it at home, when I am out and around town, when I am about to go to sleep and when I am getting ready for the day. This morning when I was getting ready I thought about what I was going to do with my hair and hoping that my husband had cleaned the kitchen last night. When I am at Starbucks with a girlfriend we rarely are discussing loving the Lord. The One who has given us so much hope and peace to live this life really doesn't come up much in conversation. I really want this to change in my life. So that the love of Jesus oozes out of me. That it just overflows from what God is doing in my life. I guess it comes down to taking Jesus into my everyday life. Living out the normal moments of my life with the glorious understanding and awe of my Savior along for the ride!