Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 5 "Chosen to Stand" Deuteronomy 17-20

The Levitical priests. Chosen to stand & minister. Out of all the tribes. For they have no inheritance. The Lord is their Inheritance. 

"For the Lord your God has chosen them and their descendants out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the Lord’s name always."

Then and Now. Chosen. 

DEAR GOD, change me in one of these 10,000 MOMENTS. Our Inheritance is You. Not what is passed on to us. You are out Mist Prized a Possession. So, how does that change how I live?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 4 "Providential Eyes" Deuteronomy 14-16

Remember the Passover. 
And how The Providential Eyes of God
saw which house to destroy. Not Yours. 
And how The Providential Hands of God walked you through a Seawall of waters.

"Do not set up any wooden Asherah pole beside the altar you build to the Lord your God, and do not erect a sacred stone, for these the Lord your God hates." Deuteronomy 16:21

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 3 "Outstretched Arms & Miracles" Deuteronomy 11-13

It was not your children who saw the discipline of the LORD:
His Majesty
His Mighty Hand
His Outstretched Arms.
No, it wasn't your children, No.

It was your own eyes that saw all these great things the Lord has done." Deuteronomy 11:7

And what will you do with this God of yours?
What will you take away and live forever?
Can we ever ever be the same? No.
How He has overwhelmed us.
Walking floors of oceans.
40-year old shoes.

DEAR GOD; PLEASE CHANGE ME IN ONE OF THESE 10,000 MOMENTS TODAY.  OH!  That I remember all those times you have Outstretched your Arms for me, for my family, for my friends.  I have seen You with my eyes---and may the Gospel ring true today in my life because of it.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 2 "Surrender those Suffering Steps

40 years. 
Your clothes didn't fall apart. 
Your feet didn't swell. 
God was with you every suffering step. 
All we need do is surrender sweetly. 

 Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. Deuteronomy 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March 1 "Face-to-Face with God" Deuteronomy 5-7

Have I sought for God to be the end of all my actions?
Is there any happiness I want more than my God?
Ten Commandments.
Only Moses goes up the mountain to receive.
The others.  Well, they couldn't go up.
But, we can go up the mountain today.
Right into the Presence of God.

The Lord our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.  The Lord spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain. At that time I stood between the Lord and you to declare to you the word of the Lord, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain.  Deuteronomy 5:2-3

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN ONE OF MY 10,000 MOMENTS:  For, if my heart is given to your Kingdom, then nothing here on earth is more precious.  Not my husband.  Not my children.  May my life be indulgent only in the things that count for Eternity, only in You.  Help me this day to let my heart surrender in tears and let You comfort me like Only You can.

PHOTO:  A daunting mountain.  Will I go up the mountain today?

February 27 "Every Step. God." Deuteronomy 1-2

40 years.
And the Lord has been with you on your wilderness journey.
Every step.
And you truly have lacked nothing even in a wilderness.
Deut 2:7.

Even though.
You thought:
“The Lord hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us.  Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear.  Stronger men.  Taller men.  Bigger cities.  Deut 1:27-28
But God said:

“Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the wilderness. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN ONE OF MY 10,000 MOMENTS TODAY:  Thank you for the Beautiful Promise that You are going before me.  You will fight for me.  

February 28 "Two Things: God is Great. God is Strong." Deuteronomy 3-4

So, Moses stayed in the valley.
So intrigued by the way that Moses "let go" of what he had held onto for decades.  A Promised Land.  And your feet will feel the bottom of the ocean floor but no promised land.  And your shoes will never wear out and they will never sashay the soil of the promised land.  And your wilderness steps will turn into bold confidence but not in a promised land.  Your heart is fixed on Another Kingdom.

Moses begs, one last time ...
“Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand.  Let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan—that fine hill country and Lebanon.”  Deuteronomy 3:24-25.

And the answer is "no."

DEAR GOD, CHANGE ME IN ONE OF MY 10,000 MOMENTS JUST LIKE YOU DID MOSES: May Your Sovereignty grip my life, my heart.  Your Greatness.  Your Strong Hand.  You will never let go of us, no matter what.  We can never ever express our Gratitude for what You have done!

PHOTO:  Stay where you are planted.  The valleys.  The