The Simple Life

Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart…


You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5  (NKJV)

Let’s stop there because I am stuck at the word ALL. All means everything, the whole quantity, completely. It sounded and in some respects still sounds so crazy because it comes to me that when I love God with ALL it means I have nothing left to love another. Think about it, there is nothing left for any other even if I have family, husband and children.

Stop….take a deep breathe…wait…ok continue

There is a bigger reality that when I love Him with ALL, He becomes all I need therefore I can do with less and less from people till He is all I need. Once that is settled, He teaches me to give everyone exactly what they need from me and provides what exactly what I need from them.

Sounds insane right? That was my thought when I began processing it bite by bite

The more I thought about it, I have realised that this is the truth of a walk with Him. To walk with God is to be fully yielded and dependant on Him no matter what is happening or not happening. It means I am certain that He is working on it and working it out and I can lean in knowing that I am covered. It may be a bit hard at the beginning but when He starts dealing with me and all my emotions, thoughts, feelings and demands I learn He is reliable I can make better progress. This change of heart means that I become more like Him so that my life is grounded and balanced regardless of what is going on around.

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I am in a good place as He pushes me to deal with my insecurities because then I learn His heart, His voice, His love and then become unmovable. When stuff hits the fan, I won’t fight with people but rather will go back to the conversations and confirmations I have with Papa God, remind Him of His promises, stand on His word and ask for strength and viola…it is done. I will also remind myself that He is who He says He is and I have to trust and believe His word no matter what.

I choose to stay the course, it is worth it.

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