WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12
29 Jesus replied, “The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart,
all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’
Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)
AM I LOVING GOD WITH ALL MY STRENGTH?
The body is a masterpiece of exquisite design. Beautifully “engineered,” it is governed by several hundred systems of control — each interacting with and affecting the other. His brain has 10 billion nerve cells to record what he sees and hears. His skin has more than 2 million tiny sweat glands — about 3000 per square inch — all part of the intricate system, which keeps his body at an even temperature. A “pump” in his chest makes his blood travel 168 million miles a day — equivalent of 6720 times around the world! The lining of his stomach contains 35 million glands secreting juices, which aid the process of digestion. And these are but a few of the involved processes and chemical wonders, which operate to sustain his life. (Tony Abram)
God carefully designed the human body for His glory. Carefully designed you to serve Him. Jesus said part of the Great Commandment was to love God with all your strength. Strength speaks to our bodily powers, perhaps even the will. Every ability, every gift, every talent,and every strength is to be mobilized to love the Lord.
Do I show my love for God with how I use my body? Do I show my love for God by how I use my energy on a daily basis?
The psalmist says you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Thank God for designing you for His glory.