That it may please thee to give us a heart to love and fear thee, and diligently to live after thy commandments, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
This brings to my mind the scripture from Job 28:'The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.' This passage describes my journey with Christ as loving something/someone so truly deeply that you would change your life and run with fear of losing that something/someone; knowing that this LOVE is THE LOVE.
It takes a lot of courage to LOVE that deeply; to say YES to the ONE that LOVED me first, but allowed me to live the way I thought I wanted to live life; to be and act the way I wanted and to love whomever I wanted. With the call to serve THE ONE, wisdom takes over and teaches us how to live into that life--that God centered life of LOVE. Our YES becomes our promise to diligently carry on in spite of what the world teaches us.