“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
Our dryer was in need of repair. We called for service and a nice man named, Todd, came out to fix it. I was excited to have my dryer up and running again. I was unable to hang a clothes line outside (it is against our Association rules) so my house started to look like the “days of yore”. Todd was pleasant and calm. After awhile, we started to make conversation and we discovered we were both believers. He was talking about some missionary service he had done and how one of his four children came with him. His young son asked his father, “Daddy, do you think they love Jesus?” He was doting about how he has taught all of his children to love the Lord with all their heart. He said, “If I can have my children love the Lord wholeheartedly, then I have done well.” I felt breathless, because I wasn’t sure if I could say “yes” to that question. Do I really love Jesus with all my heart or just sometimes? I felt this twinge in my heart, the answer was only, when things were going well.