Friday, March 15, 2013

March 15 – Deuteronomy 11-13

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from Deuteronomy 11-13. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word.

How much do you commit to God and the life he has called you to live? Do you devote time each day to Him? I imagine if you are a constant reader of this blog you are making an effort to spend each day listening to the word of God. That is awesome. Keep it up.

Let me ask you, what lessons are you teaching your children and grandchildren? Are you instilling in them the same passion and desire that you have? Or are you conveying a mixed message to your children … making sure they are in everything under the sun from dance, to ball, to karate, to music lessons, to clubs, to 4-H to name your activity. Now there is nothing wrong with any of those things. I think having well rounded children who have experiences is a great thing. However, are those things coming at the sacrifice of their relationship with Jesus Christ? If so then you are conveying a mixed message.

Read these words again and think of how you can implement these things in your own family…
 "Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.'' Deuteronomy 11:18-21 NIV

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