Don’t Get Lost in the Details

As I was reading today, I was in the Book of Joshua.More specifically, I was in a section of Joshua where much detail is given to the dividing of land between the tribes of Israel. As I was completing one of the chapters, I read something that stood out to me.

Joshua 13:33  tells us, “ 33 But to the tribe of Levi Moses had given no inheritance; the Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, as He had said to them.

If we don’t pay attention, it is easy to get lost in the details. At the end of a chapter filled with specific instructions on how to divide inheritances, we are reminded that “the Lord of God of Israel was their inheritance”. Remember, don’t get so involved in the details of this world and all of the “stuff” that we forget that God is our true inheritance. Remember, “don’t get lost in the details”.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Don’t Get Comfortable

Too often, we get comfortable. Regardless of whatever it is, we get to a point where things are going well and we decide to not put as much attention or effort into certain things. It could be our work, maybe it could be our diet. Unfortunately, it can also mean our church.

In Joshua 13:1 we read, “13 Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed. 

We must never forget that “there remains very much land yet to be possessed”. In our communities, jobs, schools…. As Christians, we are not to be comfortable, but remember that there is still much work to be done to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Be Strong in Spirit

As parents, what should we pray for when it comes to our children? Health? Safety? Success? Happiness? There is a lot that we CAN pray for, but what SHOULD we pray for?

Luke 1:80 tells us, “80 So the child grew and became strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his manifestation to Israel.”

This scripture is speaking of John the Baptist. “So the child grew and became strong in spirit“. That is what we SHOULD be praying when it comes to our children. That they may be strong in the Spirit. Because, if they are strong in the Spirit, they will have more than they could ever ask for — Jesus.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

A Special Treasure Above All People

Many people struggle with how they feel about themselves. Perhaps it was past actions, current actions or words from another person. Thoughts keep creeping into their mind that tells them, “you are not good enough, nobody likes you”. Sound familiar?

Luckily, Deuteronomy 14:2 tells us, “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Regardless of what you have done, or hurtful words that others may speak to you, remember that you are “a special treasure above all the peoples”. God loves you. He does not speak hurtful words to you, but sees you as a special treasure. If God sees you that way, then why shouldn’t you see yourself that way also?

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

But You Shall Seek the Place

When you have a decision to make, what do you do? Do you ask people? Do you “google” the subject? Do you flip a coin? These may seem funny, but in reality this is what we do. These may be helpful, but do you know where you should start?

In Deuteronomy 12:5 it states, ““But you shall seek the place where the Lord your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go.

Before we do anything we must pray. We must “see the place where the Lord your God chooses”. Prayer allows us to hear and see from God His plans and His purpose. Prayer allows us to first seek our answers from the One who knows all things. Prayer allows us to stay within God’s will. Remember, in all decisions, “seek the place where the Lord your God chooses”.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

We Have a Choice

When people ask me when did I accept Jesus into my life, I give them a simple answer — today. I believe that each day we must make a choice as to who and what we will follow and serve that day. With that choice, either blessings or consequences will follow.

In Deuteronomy 11:26-28 we read, “26 “Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; 28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.

Always remember, we have a choice. A choice to serve the Lord or to go after other gods. A choice for the Lord’s blessing on our life or a curse. As you prepare for your day today, will you choose the blessing or the curse?

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

The Role of a Parent

Often times, parents get confused about what they are to be teaching their children. May the scripture below serve as a reminder to all parents of what the Lord expects from us.

Deuteronomy 11:18-21   “18 “Therefore you shall lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth.”

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Go and Possess the Land

In sports, we often hear of professional athletes that work hard and train year round because they are pursuing “the prize”. That prize is a championship. It is the ultimate reward and recognition for being the best in their profession. “The prize” drives everything they do, what they eat, how hard they train. All they want is “the prize”. As Christians, did you know that we too must strive for “the prize”?

Deuteronomy 11:8 tells us, ““Therefore you shall keep every commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land which you cross over to possess,

The Bible tells us that if we are committed and focused on the Lord, He promises us that we will “go in and possess the land”. In other words, our love and obedience to the Lord will be rewarded in Heaven. No, we may not receive our blessings here on earth, but trust and have faith that all of our work and effort here on earth will result in the ultimate “prize” called Heaven.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Deuteronomy 10:12-14

Deuteronomy 10:12-14

12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good? 14 Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the Lord your God, also the earth with all that is in it. 

And He Wrote

I am always blown away how the Bible speaks something new to me every time I read it. That is why the Bible is called the “living Word of God”. It is alive. It is pertinent to our daily activities. It was written by men, but inspired by God. It is important and necessary for us to read and for us to follow.

In Deuteronomy 10:4 we read, “ And He wrote on the tablets according to the first writing, the Ten Commandments, which the Lord had spoken to you in the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly; and the Lord gave them to me.”

The 10 Commandments that have been removed from most public settings in our country were written by God. In fact, our scripture said, “He wrote on the tablets”. He, being God, wrote them for us to know and follow. The same can be said for the entire Bible. As you read scripture, remember that He wrote it for you and for what you are encountering in your life. No, not to condemn you, but to give you life.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!