Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

Scripture

Mark 12:28-44
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Observation

In verses 30-31 we find Jesus telling us what is the most important Commandment.

30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' 31 The second is equally important: `Love your neighbor as yourself.' No other commandment is greater than these."

Jesus tells us to love God and love others. It is that simple. When we truly love in this way we will be blessed beyond imagination. The challenge is to get to this level of love. Every day we are challenged by things in the world, our thoughts and actions are often less than admirable and certainly not loving in the way we have been commanded to love.

I have been very lazy when it comes to memorizing scripture, and although I know the concept of the passage, I could not recite it. Yikes! That is just down right horrible. A couple days ago I was looking at various blogs and links within them and came across a wonderful website for scripture memorization. It just simply amazes me that I found that site, and even started to prepare the cards and was then led to this passage! The Holy Spirit leads and I have to follow!!!
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Application

Verses 30-31 need to be at the tip of my tongue and the top of my thoughts every moment of every day!

In order to love in the way we are commanded we have to apply this to every thought and every action. There is a common phrase "What Would Jesus Do", I think that we need to ask in every situation we face "How would Jesus Love" and apply the answer to what we are thinking or doing.

Prayer

Lord thank you for reminding me what is most important and that is how to love you and others. Thank you for leading me to a way to help me to memorize scripture so that my thoughts are more frequently drawn to you throughout every day.

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