In Mark 12 Jesus was asked, 'what is the most important commandment?' In verse 30 he answered, 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.' In the Old Testament, the Jews were given Ten Commandments and many laws to obey. In the New Testament Jesus gave us just two - love God and love others. I love God, but I don't always love him with ALL my heart, ALL my soul, ALL my mind and All my strength. It's my life's goal to learn to do this though. We get distracted by loving the world and our affections are split between God and the world. God wants all of our affection though.
If you follow Jesus wholeheartedly it will be reflected in how you spend your time. if you spend more time on social media, Netflix and listening to the latest hits than reading the Bible, praying, serving others and worshiping, you might want to re-evaluate your life. I'm not perfect. Spiritual growth is a journey. Pick one spiritual discipline, such as prayer, and find more time to include it in your day. Find things to help you do this like setting an alarm, using a prayer journal or finding a quiet place free of distractions to pray. What small step towards loving Jesus with all your heart, soul, strength and mind can you make today?
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.