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January 5 – Deuteronomy 6:5-9

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your foreheads as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

What do we do when something is exciting, or important to us?  We talk about it, right?  We make it a part of who we are.  If loving the Lord our God is important to us, if we love Him with all our hearts, as the Bible commands, then we’re going to talk about Him! We’re not going to keep our faith to ourselves because “it’s private.”  No, that love will become such a part of who we are that it will become part of our identity.  Not because we’re shoving it down people’s throats, or looking for opportunities to beat people over the head with it, but because it will just spill out of us all the time.  We will be so consumed with our Lord that our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control will not be able to be contained!

What can you do today to “tie” God’s word to your hands?  How can you write it on the doorposts of your home? What steps will you take today to make a habit of repeating God’s word again and again to your children? It is who we are, my friends! Let’s allow it to spill out of everything we do so that people everywhere look at us and know, they are the children of God!