Luke 10:27 NKJV
So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.
One thing that jumped out as I read this verse over and over again is the fact that God wants ALL. We are to love him with ALL our heart, ALL our soul, ALL our strength and ALL our mind. Not just a part of it or a good part of it but our whole ALL.
That’s huge when you think about what Jesus is saying here;
God should be the entity that all our life and energies respond to. Now that does not mean that we stay in church 24 hours a day 7 days a week but rather that whatever we do wherever we are as long as we are breathing, loving God pleasing him and serving him and his purposes should take the number one place in our lives.
Many of us give God what’s left over of our life, our soul, our strength and mind but Jesus is saying we should give him our ALL and then all we do should stem from that position of our relationship.
I wonder, what would life look like if we gave God our ALL and everything was about him because we love him that deeply?
What does loving God with ALL your heart look like to you?
ALL your soul?
ALL your strength?
ALL your mind?