Thursday – June 23, 2022


“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” – Deuteronomy 6:5

In 1984, Leonard Knight, a fifty-something free spirit and believer in Jesus, arrived at Niland, California. He was looking for a place to launch his "God is Love" hot air balloon. When it failed to float, he decided to stick around for a few days to cement a Biblical message onto the side of an eroded mesa. Days turned into weeks, then months. Leonard christened the hill Salvation Mountain as it grew in scale and became part of the landscape -- as did Leonard. Convinced that he'd finally found his purpose in life, he rarely strayed far from the five-acre property for the next 27 years. He used more than half a million gallons of paint to produce an artwork that reflected his faith in Christ.

“If people will just love God, all will be well,” he said. “Keep it simple, keep it simple, don't get all complicated in other things. We've just got to start loving God more, and these things like wars wouldn't happen. God's love is the strongest force. It can squash hate.”

We are called to love the Lord with all of our hearts, our souls, and our strength. Today in prayer, praise the Lord and love Him with all of your heart.

“We are called to an everlasting preoccupation with God.” – A.W. Tozer

God’s Word: “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” – Matthew 22:37