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“May you obey God’s Word so that you may experience His Presence and His Strength in your life today.” <>< Dona (03/11/20)

Please read Deuteronomy 11 through 13.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In Deuteronomy 11-13 Moses reminded the Israelites that they could choose blessings or curses to come into their life.  And that they should worship the one True God and not follow other gods.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord You gave the Israelites the gift of free will.

Something to think about

The Lord has given us the same gift – that of a free will. God allows us to choose how we will respond to what comes into our life. He allows us to choose to listen to Him or to listen to the world.

God has the best plan for our life. It’s a plan to prosper us and not harm us. It is a plan to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

When we choose to not ask Him for help we’re opening ourselves up to other plans that may not be good. When we choose to do what isn’t good we harm not only ourselves but many times (probably most of the time) others too.

Something to experience

We can experience God’s Presence and blessings when we choose to love Him and to serve Him with all our heart and with all our soul (verse 13). When we reject God, we are rejecting His Presence and blessings in our life (verse 16). I choose to love and serve God with all my heart and my soul. How about you?

Prayer

Lord I pray we will obey Your Word so that we may have Your Presence and Your strength to face any situation in our life (Deuteronomy 11:8-9).  Lord I pray You will take care of us and keep Your eyes upon us (Deuteronomy 11:12).  Lord I pray we will faithfully love You and serve You with all our heart and with all our soul (Deuteronomy 11:13-15).  Lord I pray we will not be enticed to turn away from You and worship other gods (Deuteronomy 11:16).  Lord I pray we will fix Your Word in our heart and mind. I pray we will have reminders of Your Word in places where we can view them.  I pray we will teach our children Your Word.  I pray we will have many conversations with our children about You and Your Word.  Lord I ask You to drive out or keep out of our life all those things that don’t bring glory and honor to You (Deuteronomy 11:18-23).  Lord I pray we will do what is right in Your eyes (Deuteronomy 12:25).  Lord I pray we will stay far from those who worship other gods.  Instead I pray we will follow and revere You.  I pray we will serve You and hold fast to You (Deuteronomy 13:4). In Your Son, Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May you serve and hold fast to the Lord today.” <>< Dona