There’s a lot of wisdom packed into these verses. This morning; however, the phrase “with all your heart” seemed to jump out at me more than the rest. I thought of a little girl telling her father that she loves him with all of her heart. The child doesn’t understand the depth of what she’s saying except that at that moment in time she loves her father more than anything else in her life. It’s a pure and honest declaration with no added exceptions or limitations.
Our Heavenly Father asks the same of us. He asks that we come to Him in childlike faith and trust Him with all our heart. In Psalm 20:7 the Psalmist writes, “some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord.” When Moses led the children out of Egypt the Egyptian army chased after them. At the Red Sea, Moses and the Israelites trusted the Lord to lead them to the other side and they lived. The Egyptians trusted the power of their own selves, their horses and chariots and they drowned.
Trusting the Lord is a humbling action that tells Him we are willing to give Him our lives to lead and direct. We may not understand the depth of what we’re saying, but like the little girl, we know that in life there is no better choice than to trust our Father above all else.