The idea of ‘with all my heart’ keeps ruminating in my mind.

Some Scriptures I’m studying on the topic:

  • Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. ~Deuteronomy 6:5
  • And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, Deuteronomy 10:20
  • But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul.” Joshua 22:5
  • I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. ~Psalm 9:1
  • Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5
  • You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
  • Sing, O Daughter of Zion; shout aloud, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O Daughter of Jerusalem! Zephaniah 3:14
  • Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men…Colossians 3:23
A MOST excellent teaching I’ve read on the topic:
http://bible.org/seriespage/“i-will-thank-lord-all-my-heart”-ps-91-god’s-heart-and-our-praise

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Most of all this is where I want to go..with all my ?:

There is a place of quiet rest,

Near to the heart of God.

A place where sin cannot molest,

Near to the heart of God

O Jesus, blest redeemer,

Sent from the heart of God,

Hold us who wait before Thee

Near to the heart of God.

From the hymn, “Near to the Heart of God” by Cleland B. McAfee

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I discovered this picture on a blog I frequent and it captured my attention. I’ve been ‘going’ a lot lately and wherever I ‘go’ –whether through travel or through a day—I want to ‘go’ with all my heart.
What does that look like? Off the top of my head…
An awareness of what’s going on around me to things that bring delight…
  • For instance, last week at the Dallas airport I spotted a sight that made me smile. A nun dressed in her white habit was carrying this bag: I think I would like her!
An anticipation of surprises that may come…

  • Can I just mention the beautiful Alaska rainbow one more time?

    Thanks Rose for this great photo!

A choice to minimize disappointments…
  • I have a choice in how long I hold on to disappointments.
An expectation of the blessings each day brings…

  • Definition of expectation: “anticipating with confidence of fulfillment” — i.e., I anticipate with confidence that I will see God’s blessings in each day!
As with my life, this list is a work in progress.
What would you add?
©Brenda Pace, 2010