Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Just As I Am Without One Plea"1 (Lyrics)
Do you ever keep a journal or diary of things you don't want to forget? I found one I had started writing many years ago. I'd like to share a page with you.
- July 27, 1999
It was bedtime. I had just finished reading a story to my children. As they were getting tucked into bed, I asked my youngest daughter a question. "What do you love?
Her answer was "Candy."
I said, "I know you love candy — you tell me every day. Everyone knows that you love candy. But honey, do you love God?"
"Yes," she said, "and I love you, Mommy. Can I love you more than God?"
"No." I said.
Next, I asked one of my older daughters, "What do you love?"
"Clothes and make-up" was her reply.
I told her, "All of these things are made from things that God created. We are to love God and not love the things that He created more than we love Him."
A verse came to my mind:
Deuteronomy 6:5 – And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. (KJV)
How many people know what your favourite color is, or your favourite food? How many know your favourite song, or movie, or car, or restaurant, or vacation spot? And how many people know that you love God?
Prayer: Father in heaven, may we never forget that You first loved us. May our love for You grow, as we get to know You more through Your Word, the Bible. Thank You for Jesus our intercessor who said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6b KJV) May we truly love You above all else. Help us not to be afraid to tell others of our love for You. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.
Deuteronomy 6:7 – And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. (KJV)