Just a thought for today.... My youngest grandson, Corey, is obsessed with his basketball.  Honestly, all three of my grandboys... and my son-in-law, the high school coach, and my daughter, who is the team's and the coach's biggest fan, are obsessed with basketball.  Because of his brothers and his dad, Corey gravitated toward any ball before he could even sit up, but his basketball is the chosen one!

 What I have noticed about this "obsession" is that he always knows where his ball is.  Most often he knows exactly where his ball is because it is attached to him.  He can eat while he holds it; he can take a bath while he holds  it; he can ride in a car seat while he holds it; he can obviously sleep while he holds it!  It is a truly a part of him.
What can I learn from a toddler with a basketball?  What is my obsession?  Who is my obsession?  As you might imagine, it could be said that those grandboys are an obsession for me.  I look forward to seeing them at any time; I want to hear about their day; I love when they call to tell me about a game; I just want to sit beside them!

When Jesus was asked to name the greatest commandment, his answer was sure.  "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength."  That sounds like an obsession.
Obsession is defined as the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea or desire.
Am I allowing my thoughts and feelings to be dominated by my decision to Love the Lord my God with everything I have?  That is a thought to ponder, isn't it? 

 For today... on this Monday, my choice is to LOVE Him with all my heart, my soul, my mind and my strength!  

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