It's a lifestyle, not just what we do on Sunday mornings...that's what the pastor said on Saturday at our Worship Arts Ministry Retreat.  And, wow, OH WOW, did that hit home!!!!

And then, about that time, I felt a little tapping on my shoulder and a whisper in my ear saying "You better listen to what he's saying, I've brought him here just so you could hear this message."  Of course, when you feel like you hear God speaking right into your heart, your going to stop and listen!

The pastor went on to talk about the Great Commandment and how we as Christians are missing the boat on what the Great Commandment actually is.  There a misunderstanding between the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.  And I think I have failed at the Great Commandment and have strived to accomplish the Great Commission.

And now that my eyes have been opened to it, God has shown me in several different ways, a particular set of scriptures, Deuteronomy 6:3-9.  But 6:5 is truely where it's at - "Love God, your God, with all your whole heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." NIV

But the verses that follow are my favorite part of these scriptures!!! 

"Write these commandments that I've given you today onyour hearts.  Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children.  Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night.  Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates. The Message

Wow, I have totally not been living up to this commandment in the past couple of years.  We still do church pretty much any time the doors are open, but not much else.  We say prayers before we eat and before we go to bed, but how sincere are those prayers???

We talk about loving God and His love for us...but do we offer a lifestyle of worship?  Not even close...

So our household is changing our lifestyle...we will be rising early to get in the scripture before we start our day....we will be listening to worship music in the car....we will be cutting out the TV time...we will be seeking God's will in all we do!!!!!