Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – The Greatest Commandment

There will be days in your life when love feels like a comfy recliner and other days when it feels like you’re walking on glass. The reason for this is because love is more than a feeling and much more than a word. It calls us to a place of humility where we sacrifice pride.

In The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis writes, “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

The greatest commandment is love. Master this commandment, and you master them all.


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Tilling the Soil

Practice loving this week from a place of sacrifice. Be willing to humbly give up your pride when you must.

Planting Hope

Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)


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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

One Comment

  • Amanda Staymates

    Wow, that really spoke to me today. What writing of C.S. Lewis is that from? Often I subscribe to daily devotions or prayers then dread them piling up in my inbox, but this one I’ve found is just the perfect length and always though provoking. Thank you!

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