Can you imagine what life would be like if everywhere you turned you were reminded to Love God with all your Heart, soul, mind and strength? if it were written everywhere, maybe it wouldn’t be so easy to forget this as a priority.
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 Says this:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
What if this was our lives: God’s commands everywhere…. His will, His way, everywhere you looked. People talking about them continuously. On doorframes, and gates, on our hands and on our foreheads. Sure, there are times our minds would tune them out, but they might just catch us off guard and jolt us back to reality if they were everywhere.
I think that it’s interesting that the first two things listed are that they are to be on our hearts and that they are to be impressed upon our children. And our children aren’t just the ones born to us, but the ones entrusted into our care in any arena.
My guess is that if they are truly on our hearts, they wouldn’t need to be everywhere else. So my prayer today is that we ask God to write His name and His story on our hearts.