Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bible Verse Thursday Challenge #27

"Love the Lord you God with all your Heart 
and with all your Soul and with all your Mind"
~Matthew 22:37

What does it mean to love God with all your heart?  I often find myself crying at Mass or when I'm studying the Word or spending time with the Lord.   For me loving God has become closely tied to my emotions as I have grown in Him.  Sometimes I think we have a tendency to want to shut our emotions down or at the very least suppress them, especially when during worship because we’re afraid of what will happen if we don’t. We’re embarrassed to be seen with tears running down our cheeks. We’re embarrassed to be seen as a little bit too enthusiastic or excited about what God has done for us. We don’t want to be perceived as someone who gets a little too “carried away” with religion.

But Jesus said, in giving the greatest commandment, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37). Quite frankly, we’ve done a good job in the church of loving God with all our mind, but I think we’ve been a bit hesitant at times to love him with all our heart.
Your challenge this week is to use this scripture or another verse that gives us "rules" or instruction for loving God.  When uploading your project to the web, please use keyword ODBDBVT27 and then hop on over to Our Daily Bread Designs Forum to share your creation with us!

Cardstock:  Bazzill – Coconut Swirl, Cocoa
Decorative Paper:  BoBunny – Gabrielle Collection
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Scripture Collection 9
Inks, Stains and Paints:  Memento – Rich Cocoa; Ranger Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy
Dies, Punches & Embossing Folders:  Spellbinders – Fleur de Lis Rectangles; McGill Paper Blossoms Punch – Mini Petals, Lily, Designer Pine
Accessories & Other Stuff:   American Crafts Ribbon; Bazzill – Paper Flower

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful card Cheryl I love the sentiment and the ribbon is FAB Hugs Elaine


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