“Love God, your God with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!” Deuteronomy 6:5 (The Message Bible)
You may be more familiar with these words from Deuteronomy 6:5 written in other versions of the Bible: “Love the LORD, your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” I am a heart and soul person, so I rather like this version better than the contemporary one in The Message.
I’ve discerned that my heart is the base for understanding God; my soul is the center of my will and personality; and might is the energy that fuels the heart and soul. Without some kind of force, drive or intention to push my faith forward, my heart and soul would grow weary.
The order for loving God–heart, soul, and might–is a gift to us at our birth. It only takes a few days for an infant to show what is in his or her heart by the big blue, brown, gray, or green eyes that shine back at you!
God, forgive me when I fail to show how much I love you. Amen.