Daily Devotional Details


“It is the LORD your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.” Deuteronomy 6:13

Moses tells us how we can align our lives around one consuming passion for the Lord.

1. Your heart. “These words that I command you today shall be on your heart” (6:6). The command is to love the Lord with all your heart. But it has to begin with your heart, and it is learned over a lifetime. Let the Word of God daily lead you to the cross.

2. Your conversation. “You shall teach [God’s commands] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house” (6:7). Don’t let your love for the Lord, your service for the Lord, or your giving to the Lord be a private thing. Talk about it with your family. Open your heart to them. Let them see the passion that drives you.

3. Your example. “You shall bind [God’s commands] as a sign on your hand” (6:8). Put your love for the Lord into practice in your commitments, your choices, and your ministry. If you want to align your family around a single passion for the Lord, you have to step out and lead by example yourself. Don’t just talk about it. You have to do it.

4. Your family. “You shall write [God’s commands] on the doorposts of your house and on your gates” (6:9). Bring your children into this great consuming passion of your life. Help them to feel part of it. Allow them to participate in it. The parents who said, “We can’t enter the land because of the children” led them into the desert. The parents who said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD” (Josh. 24:15) led their children into the Promised Land.

What one area of your life could you start realigning today?