Thursday, August 8, 2013

Saying Yes With All My Heart...and some flowers maybe

Hey there sweet friend!

I've been thinking about what it means to love God with all my heart and Deuteronomy 6:5 gives me a pretty good idea.

 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."
 
I wanted to discover what this verse means in a practical way in order to make this a part of my everyday life as a "Yes Girl".

I've been thinking about this verse all week.
I've looked it up in different Bible translations.
I've made notes in my journal.

I've written the verse out big and bold. And drew a couple of girly pictures by it to help me remember what the Lord was showing me.

I drew a pretty pink heart around the word "love".
Ha! Bet you could have guessed that.

I drew a flower by the word "heart".
I'm pretty sure you would not have guessed that one.

So let me explain -

You see friend, if you truly love someone with all your heart you want to please them. You want to say yes to pretty much whatever they ask of you. Not that you always will do it, but you sure love making them happy and seeing them smile. So you do whatever you can.

An example of this is how my hubby brings me a bouquet of flowers every now and then as a surprise. He does it because he loves me with all his heart.

So, I figure that if I love God with all my heart I'll bring Him flowers.

Yea, I know that may sound kinda strange.

I have it all pictured in my head. Now I just need to get it out and into words.
{not always the easiest thing for me to do}

The way I'm seeing it is that when I say yes to God it is like handing Him a sweet little daisy or two.

So my day would go something like this.......

I've been getting up extra early in the mornings to have a special time with Him by reading and praying. Getting up early is like.... let me see......a big sunflower. And I'm handing it to God as I stumble {literally some days} out of bed.

When I tell God I love Him and thank Him for His faithfulness - I bring him a few beautiful red roses.

When I say yes to God and walk away from gossip at work - I hand him a fragrant carnation.

When I praise Him for the beautiful sunset that I see as I drive home from work - it's a sprig of lavender that I hand Him to match the beautiful purple in the clouds He's painted for me.

And when I lay my head on my pillow at the end of the day, thanking Him for being by my side throughout the day - it's a bunch of delicate baby's breath.

Just think, at the end of the day I've given God a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I do it  because I truly love Him with all my heart.

So there you have it friend. It's either a look into the sometimes weird funny way I see life. Or a great example of what it means to say yes with all my heart.

Loving Him with all my heart.... and some flowers!

10 comments:

  1. I always think that God is bringing me flowers when they bloom in the spring! I wouldn't know how to bring Him any, but I certainly tend to the ones He gives to me. Thanks for making me think differently. Keep saying yes! I enjoyed reading your blog.

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    1. I love to garden, too. I'd rather be outside pulling weeds than inside dusting. Anyways, thanks letting me know you were here. Stop by any time! btw - I hopped over to your place and love how you write! Have a blessed day!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. What a beautiful description of your love and and admiration for the LORD!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us today. :)

    In His love,
    Pat (OBS Facebook small group leader)

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It's not always easy to translate what's in my head to make it make sense in words on "paper".

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  4. I love you image of giving flowers to Go with every yes. I wnant to give Him a huge boquet.

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    1. That's great! I think I can tell by just those few words that you have a true heart's desire to love Him and say yes to Him. May God bless you as you take this OBS journey.

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  5. Debbie,
    I will never look at flowers the same way again. I believe you gave him the sweetest smelling carnation as you walked away from that gossip. Tears to my eyes as the baby breath on your pillow for he knows how many we will take. Blessing my friend you have filled us today with your bouquet. Lori B (OBS Small Group Leader)

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words. I didn't know if anyone would get why I used the baby's breath, but you did. :) Have a blessed day!

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