Deuteronomy 6:5-7 – “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”
What a meaningful passage this is. Not only just as a reminder for myself to love the Lord with all that I am, but also to ensure that I am teaching this command to my children. This is my prayer for both my son and my daughter, but I chose to capture this statement in my daughter’s Bible. She may only be 8 months old, but already I am trying to be very conscious of how I can infuse the Lord’s love and teachings into her life. The Bible I create in for her is just one of many ways that I can pray over her in hopes that she too will follow the Lord with all of her might. I loved using the stickers from the kit to write out my personal prayer for Emmie in the margin. I used that fun heart texture stamp to make a mason jar overflowing with love and added the enamel hearts for depth. What a beautiful picture. I pray that Emmie’s life overflows with faith in the Lord so she may be like a jar brimming over and bursting with an abundance of His joy, hope, and love. Creating in a Bible for each of my children is such an honor and so impactful for my own faith as well. God’s Word is so faithful to grow us and shape us so that we too can help others in their own faith walk. I pray that I can raise up each of my children to love the Lord with all their heart, all their soul, and all their might. Lord, I promise to teach these commands diligently to my children for Your glory. May these truths take root deep within their hearts so that they may follow You for all of their days. AMEN!