Deuteronomy 6:4–6 (NET 2nd ed.) — “Hear, O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! 5 You must love the LORD your God with your whole mind, your whole being, and all your strength. 6 These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind,”
Oh precious Father, that this would be my heart. I hope that when the first hearers heard this, they melted at the impossibility of it and cried out for the working of the Spirit who alone can birth such a love in us. Whether they did or not Father, please make it so in me. I confess I have never, even for the smallest portion of a second so loved you. But that it one day may be so because of Christ. That by His saving grace, the impartation of your Spirit and the wonder of the resurrection I may at last come to this state. Fill me even today. Open and enlarge my heart to see you, know you, delight in you, and love you with my entire being, unhindered or lacking in any way. Every thought captive to Christ. My every action revealing your grace. And with all my might. Let it be.