4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7 Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 8 Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead,
Hearts Filled with Love
by Pearl Beverly, M.S.Ed
When my mother first told me to take the Lord with me everywhere, I could not figure out how I was to manage such a feat. At the age of 6, I would not have dared asked my mom to give me more context. So, I watched and imitated her. Yes, I wring my hands together as though I can rub worry away, pace the floor as though I can walk it away, and look up towards the Heavens in total surrender just to say, "Lord Have Mercy."
My mother taught us about faith, and my daily prayer is to have faith like Abraham. I am still working, as many, on learning to be a better listener. Knowing always what one is being instructed to do can be confusing, but there is one commandment that rings clear from our scripture today. You must love the Lord your God with all your heart. Your entire attitude and life will change when you love Him with your body and soul. My prayer today is that you not only invite Him into a heart filled with love, but that you let nothing separate you from the love of God.
Heavenly Father, we come thanking you for another day's journey. We thank you for your darling son, Jesus. Most of all we thank you for loving us even in times when we are not lovable. I humbly come before you petitioning for a special blessings for parents today. The job may not always seem easy, but just as you shepherd us, I pray they will approach parenthood with that same patience, determination and loving correction you show us. I ask that you bless their efforts and guide them as they teach by example how to truly love you and others.
Thanking you always, and asking that you bless in thy son Jesus' name. Amen
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Pearl Beverly, M.S.Ed
Pearl Beverly, M.S.Ed, is the founding Director of Multicultural Affairs and has served in the Graduate School within the Division of Student Life. Since coming to Baylor in 1988, Ms. Beverly has been a coach, mentor and friend to generations of students as she has served in the Graduate School, Division of Student Life and, since 2005, the Department of Multicultural Affairs (Baylor MA). At Baylor MA, she has worked tirelessly to enhance student's experiences at Baylor by encouraging them to celebrate their own personal heritages and embracing the cultures of others.