Deut 6:5-9
So, every night before my son (Barnabas) goes down for the night, we replay the day in our heads and talk about all our joys and disappointments. And at the end, we not only pray to thank God and for those who are in need, but we always lift-up special prayer requests like when my foot is in pain due to a gout attack. And although I often forget our prayers and wonder what Barnabas thinks of our faith (especially with his father being so busy with sermon preparations, going to church early and separately, as well as leaving the home some nights for various meetings) it put a smile on my face when my foot got better and my son pointed out it was all because God answered our prayers! And you know for my devotional, it pointed to Deuteronomy 6 and I was reminded how the bible tells us “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” Thus friends, whether you are a parent or a member who promised to help raise the children of Gracepoint together, let’s continue to teach the little ones that Christianity is not a business, nor a religion, nor is it about going to this meeting or that but instead it’s really about a loving relationship with Jesus who cares and desires to bless every part of our life!