“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”
Mark 12:30 (NIV)
24 words. A simple sentence, but if you dwell on each word it’s complexity explodes. And the cliche of easy preachi’n, hard liv’n is pretty much on target. It speaks to intentially and actively loving God in thought and deed in the spiritual aspect, physical aspect, mental aspect, intellectual aspect, private aspect, personal aspect, and public aspect of your life. Faith and mindfulness of the power of the Holy Spirit that lives in us as Christians are they keys to joy that supersedes and is independent of our circumstances.
For a thrilling story that puts this to the test read Malevolent Tide!