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February '17

“To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” —Mark 12:33

Reflection:

I remember one of my all-time favorite teachers saying to the class, “Tell me what you spend time doing, and I’ll tell you what you love.” The students were stone-silent.

And isn’t it true? Where we spend our money, our time, and our energy always points to what we most enjoy doing—what we love.

Ask yourself these questions: Do I spend more time reading and scrolling through my phone than I do delving into God’s Word? What about when it comes to my hard-earned money—do I spend it all on myself or cheerfully give God’s portion...tithes and offerings? Do I give my all to answer His calling on my life, even when it’s trying or exhausting? When it means sacrificing time away from other things or people?

This Valentine month, what if we decided to love God 100%, with everything we have—time and talents…body, mind and spirit? What would that look like? How would it change our lives, our families, our coworkers, our friends—and our corner of the world?

Blessings…and, yes, love,

Beverly Lewis