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Thursday, August 8, 2013

With All My Heart

This week, I made a leap. One of my best girlfriends and I signed up weeks ago to participate in our first online Bible study through Proverbs 31 Ministries. To be totally honest, I didn't kno what to expect going into this. It almost seemed like an online study was a way to be "involved" without being really committed. And maybe that's what I was looking for. But that's certainly not what I got!

This week, I'm digging into Deut. 6:5, "Love the Lord, your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your strength."

It's a verse that I learned way back in Sunday school at the ripe old age of about five and I've been hearing it ever since. It's hard to take something so familiar and try to really dive into it. But I was determined. My friend, Stephanie, and I have challenged each other to make these six weeks count and I'm going to put my all into this study. As a result, I'm going to get so much out of it. Sitting on the sidelines won't get me anywhere.

So let's break down this verse that we all know so well...

LOVE: Love is passionate, love is intense, love means going deep.

ALL: This word makes of 3 of the 16 words in this verse. That's got to mean it's important. All means just that...ALL. Not a partial piece, not some, not most, but ALL. One hundred percent.

HEART: I think refers to the emotional side of my life. My emotions, my desires, my passions, my feelings.

SOUL: The eternal part of myself. The part of my that aches for God.

STRENGTH: My phycial body, my phyiscal capabilities.

Suddenly, this verse that I've known for all these years has come to life in a whole new way.

I am to passionately devote every little bit of my emotions, my eternal self and my physical body to my God.

Now that I've broken this down and really meditated on it the last few days, this is really becoming a huge focal point in my life. Throughout my day, there is a constant whisper in my mind, reminding me to love my God with all my heart, all my soul and all my strength.

God is doing some incredible things in my heart these days and something huge is coming soon.

How awesome is He?? =)

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