“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.” – Deuteronomy 6:4-5
“All Christian spirituality can be traced back to Jesus’ complete (re) affirmation of the Shema, (Deuteronomy 6:4, “Hear, O Israel…), —the unavoidable call to live a life of wholeness under the One True God loving Him with heart, soul, mind, strength, and loving one’s neighbors as oneself. – Alan Hirsch
How’s your love toward God today? Are you distracted or hurried? Worried or fearful?
Cultivating a life of worshipful obedience to God is the foundation for all wholeness and peace one could ever hope to experience. So how’s that going for you? Consider your “heart”, “soul”, “mind” and “strength” today. In what ways is each of these growing in affection and adoration of King Jesus? Talk with the Lord about the state of your heart today. He knows the status of your heart far better than you do. Come honestly before Him and ask Him to show you how you can specifically grow in living a life of worship.