Have you ever searched, and searched, and SEARCHED for something? Weeks, months, even years?
I did recently. My search lasted for seven years. And get this–it was for a simple bed comforter.
Several proved perfect – until the contents came to light. Others offered pleasing designs, but the colors rubbed me wrong. And so the story went. Nothing on the market completely filled my husband’s and my wish list or needs.
Seven years and four states later, the perfect bedspread appeared – a quilt, not a comforter.
Not exactly what we thought we were looking for, exactly what we needed.
It cost less than $50.
I’m on the search again and am inviting you to search with me. This time it’s a quilt-like search with a Bible verse – Luke 10:27.
“He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27WEB)
I read it last week. A simple, three-letter word is causing an uproar in my spirit.
It’s there–four times.
What does it mean to love with all–all our heart, all our soul, all our strength, all our mind?What does it mean to love with all - all our heart, all our soul, all our strength, all our mind? Click To Tweet
Surely God has a deeper meaning to this shallow-lettered word than the one I grasp at first glance.
Do you know it?
Dare we search?
I placed this prayer at His throne last week:
“Lord, what does all mean? How does the life of this word and the verse intertwine with mine? Show me the depth and meaning.”
Scripture’s definition hides at times. As we search, God takes us closer to the words, His Spirit untangles their meaning, thread by thread. He offers more than we ever ask for.
And we are changed by those syllables.
But we must search and wait first.
And like a good quilt, the wait is worth it.
When He swoops in with understanding the Holy Spirit untangles our understanding, reweaving it with His own. A life-long imprint remains because of our Father’s words on pages.When He swoops in with understanding, the Holy Spirit untangles our understanding, reweaving it with His own. Click To Tweet
The Word comes to life.
So if you dare, search with me. Come, let’s find its meaning. Let’s seek understanding – and be changed. I’m convinced God awaits our prayer, ready to give “all”.
A Prayer to Set at His Throne ~
You are a good God. You are a loving Father. You love me. You love to see me grow in Your ways. You love to see the truth revealed. Reveal it now, Lord. Reveal the meaning of Luke 10:27. Help me understand all. Show me the way to apply it in my life, to bring You glory. Thank you, Lord, for being so good, so loving, so faithful. I love you. In Jesus’ holy name, amen.
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