Read Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Now is a time for knowing and signposting the core truths of life and faith we live by. Love God with all you’ve got, and love your neighbour as yourself. These things are to be on our hearts (v.6) and on our doorways (v.9). These are the things that define who we are, and that’s something that we are to know, our children are to know (v.7) and our neighbours and all those around us are to know (vv.8-9).
The inside world – our thoughts and motives, our conversations at home, from waking to sleeping, on our walks and on our sofas – is to deliberately feature speaking about God’s Word, His promises and commands.
The outside world – our neighbours walking past our house, our friends and colleagues out and around – are to recognise from what they see written on our faces and physically on our homes – that we are defined by the knowledge and love of God.
So let me encourage a full and real connection between putting up colourful crosses in our windows and on our gateways (all of us, you don’t have to be an artist or have young children to do this); and making discipleship in our homes (whether you are on your own, or you’re together with others and you are talking about love God + love neighbour) deliberate and articulated.
This is who we are. Let’s wear it, and let’s share it.
‘Love God with all you’ve got, and love your neighbour as yourself.’