God’s word is so active and wonderful.
Yet, even though I know this is true, I sometimes struggle with His promises, (I know, you gasp, right? lol). I forget that those promises are YES and AMEN FOR ME.
There are times when
I need an answer, no, I am DESPERATE for an answer, and like a toddler, I think I need it NOW, as I stomp my foot and cry out to Him.
Sweet Jesus, I pray, I KNOW you hear me… give me a signal like with the internet, let me KNOW you are here or near or SOMETHING — right?!?! Can you relate?
Maybe you have a struggle as well – it might be with finances, health, family issues, or something job-related… no matter the concern…… it.is.real. It’s in the NOW realm.
But God already knew before we prayed for that need. He truly cares, more than a best friend would. When we relax, we breath easier. When we breath easier, we have less stress. Less stress leads to better decisions, and emotions stay intact. We can concentrate on Him guiding us. Oh, Lord, I need that today, don’t you as well?
Reading through Deuteronomy today, chapter 11 is a confirming word for me at this very moment. I needed these words today. I need a big answer to a real need. Only God can deliver. He does this through his word. That is why it’s sooooo very important to stay grounded in the Bible. It is our teacher. The Holy Spirit is our guide while we read. He gently tugs at our heart and mind when we read something that needs to resonate at the moment. Often for a long time. It’s real. God is real. Love Him with your whole heart.
The answer, I believe, for me personally is going to happen soon. It might be answered TODAY, or maybe tomorrow …… but if it is next week, that is ok. He is always a good good Father that is right on time. Oh, how I love Jesus. Verse one in Deuteronomy tells us to LOVE GOD, MY God. Yes, he is… My Loving God. It goes on to express how he drowned those who were against him. Yikes. Don’t mess with my God! You’ll get your justice…. am I speaking to the choir? Get on with your p’s and q’s, those who don’t follow Thee God and Creator. Phew. We better delight in his miracles and power – and I’d say, let’s do that even BEFORE we see the miracle. That’s trust! I stand here alive and VERY well because I DO love Him. I call him DADDY – Papa – titles of endearment. Bam! He’s got MY back, every time! I’ll willingly keep the commandments, and,
if, when, I fail, I repent ASAP! That’s GRACE!
I get to go in and POSSESS the LAND that HE promised me, my foes will be shackled and shamed because they do not know Him. (embarrassing, huh?!? Wouldn’t want to be THEM).
I’m gonna do my best to stay on the straight and narrow. Yes indeedy. I will LISTEN (vs. 13-15) O.B.E.D.I.A.N.T.L.Y.
Lord Jesus help me with that, I can be a strong-willed child, allowing the emotions of the day to gain access, instead of running to YOU, my strong tower! I will be vigilant to your word. God promised to give my ancestors the ground/land as long as the sky is over the Earth. I will stick closely to the Word of God, never leave His great place, and he will drive out the nations — the NATIONS – and expand my borders that will stretch across the wilderness. Oh God, my God. this is HUGE, this is POWERFUL. Definatly bigger than me. Stronger than what I could ever imagine or do. I will stay humble to his heart and calling. I will say YES Lord. I will obey. As a good child does, who loves their Father. I do Lord, I do, love You… with all my heart, soul, body and mind.
Let’s Pray, Father, thank you for your word and your endless love. I am so grateful for what you do for me, often times, behind the scenes. I need to let go of the stress as I pray to you, I will confirm my prayers not by need, but by what you say to me. I enforce the victory, not the necessity. I speak life into my circumstances and refuse to bemoan about them. I rejoice and am so glad to call you a Good – very Good Father. It IS who you are. Live and breathe in me today Lord. I love you Jesus. Amen.
Here’s some deeper reading of Deut. chapter 11.…… I pray you sense his presence as you dig deeper into believing God is who he says he is!
thou shalt This verse is the practical improvement of the conclusion of the foregoing chapter; while the next verse begins another view of the subject.