Today’s devotion is based on Matthew 22:37. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”
What does it mean to love God with all my heart, soul, and mind? I certainly want to love God in this way, but I also find myself incapable of doing so. Am I easily distracted, or is this command just impossible?
This is not so much instruction about what we have to do. It is an invitation to encounter God and to be in a relationship with him. God invites us to love him more deeply than we love our earthly treasures. When God draws us into his presence, we receive the one who is love. This experience of divine love transforms us. Only then can we start to practice what it means to love God above all things and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Please pray the prayer for today with me: Heavenly Father, gracious God, creator, and sustainer of all things; I long to be in your presence and see you face-to-face. Call me to be in right relationship with you, to think of you, and long for you more than anything in this world. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.