You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
First of all, my sincerest apologies for the length of my “weeks.” I am a busy mom/wife and for a while, had limited access to a computer. I have less limited access now, so I plan to whip my weeks into shape! I am not any less busy, however, but I plan to not let it effect me as much. This is where I could use your prayers.
The girls did great with this verse. We didn’t do any specific craft or game with this verse, but we did have a special incident. We have Dish network and our package includes a channel called “The Light.” (Channel 975 for those of you who may be interested.) This channel does nothing but play contemporary Christian music constantly. A couple of days into learning our new verse (yes, I say “our” because teaching these verses to my kids causes me to learn them, as well, and I love it), we were listening to The Light. The song “Love the Lord” by Lincoln Brewster came on and I said, “Naomi, hurry, come listen to this song!”
She was so excited and shocked because it’s basically a song of the scripture. “Mom! How did we get this??”
“I don’t know,” I said. “It just happened to come on.”
She smiled a knowing smile and said, “No. I think Jesus sent it to us.”
You know, I think she was right, and I was proud of her for recognizing that. I took it as a sign that we are headed in the right direction. Although this week’s verse has sort of been a month long thing, I haven’t exactly beat myself up because I think sometimes we need to spend a little bit more time in certain areas of our lives. When it comes to loving Jesus with everything we have, we can never spend too much time on it. So here’s a challenge for you, spend some extra time on loving your Savior this week (or month, or year, or forever!). I’m sure He’ll appreciate it.