Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.” Matthew 22:35-38
At the start of each morning, we as busy women can have a long list (endless!) of all that needs to be done for the day. We can have our cup of coffee (or two) and run as if in a race; by the end of the dizzying day, we drop with exhaustion onto our desired pillow for the night, only to run again not many hours later. Perhaps you can relate to this in some ways. But whatever your day or mine may look like, let us as His daughters do this one thing: place on the very top of our “To Do List”, Loving God, because this is the “greatest” thing we can do each day we have breath. As the greatest commandment, it is to be placed as priority over all other lesser things of the day; which when done, brings lasting satisfaction.
To carry this out, take your Bible along with your coffee (in my case, it’s tea), and be still before the Lord. Treat yourself an allotted time to receive the life-giving nourishment from God’s Word, offer yourself to Him, and commit the plans of the day to Him, giving room for His Holy Spirit to direct your steps. Open your heart before Him and receive all the heavenly resources needed for the day. Time spent with Him spells LOVE. After this, make it your aim that whatever you do in your day, do it heartily as to the Lord. Give Him your best in all things; great or small, loving Him will all your soul and strength. And thirdly, bring your thoughts into the obedience of Christ, filtering all things through Phil. 4:8; letting your thoughts be on things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy; loving Him with all your mind.
So at the end of your well-spent day, as your look back on all that was accomplished, you can rest in quiet confidence, knowing that the greatest priority was fulfilled, and a heart of love for God was cultivated. Consider this: that each day lived to love God, week after week, month after month, and year after year, will bring you to the end where you could look back; and in preparation for the day when you and I will stand before Him, we will know we had lived out the greatest commandment given by Him: A life spent loving God.