Last year while living in Columbia, I had the great privilege of attending a Bible study led by Stacy, a very Godly woman in my church. What I loved most about the way that she taught was seeing the genuineness and realness of her relationship with the Lord. He really was living and present in every aspect of her day. I enjoyed hearing her pray because she talked to Jesus like He was so many people rolled into one. Sometimes it sounded like she was communicating with her father, sometimes to her best friend, other times to her trusted counselor, and there were even times where if I didn’t know any better, I would have thought she was speaking adoringly to her husband!
In the beginning of Matthew 22, Jesus states that the greatest commandment in all the Law is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Through Stacy’s teachings, through her passionate prayers, through her caring spirit directed towards every lady at those meetings, and through the way she adored her Lord, I got a glimpse as to what that commandment looks like when it’s lived out in daily life.