Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers. Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:1-3 (NIV)
What will you live on? What will sustain and strengthen you. What will guard and guide the course of your life? From where will you receive your teaching and training? How will your thoughts and opinions develop? What will help you discern between what is wise and what is foolish? Will you humbly rely on me? Will you rely on yourself or someone else? Those are all very good questions. I will start off by saying that I will not rely on myself or someone else. To do that would be beyond foolish, it would be tragic. Only you are worthy of all my faith and trust. Only you can guard and guide the course of my life. You are the one who will teach and train me. Only you will help me to discern between what is wise and foolish. You will help me to know and do your will. You will mold and shape me by your word. You will use your word to change my heart and transform my mind. It is your word that will form my thoughts and opinions and values. I will live on your word. I will feed on your word. Your word will sustain and strengthen me. You have answered well. Yes, my word will do all these things in you, for you, and through you.
What will you do with my word? How will you allow my word to do its work in you, for you and through you? I will set aside a time and place to meet daily with you in your word. Our time together will be the priority on my schedule. I will make sure that I am hearing and obeying and following your word. I will live on every word that comes from your mouth. I will meditate on your word day and night. I will allow your word to dwell in me richly. All my thoughts, and words, and actions will be guided by your word. With your help, I will live my life according to your word. That will be very good. You will have my help and I will richly bless your life as you live your life according to my word. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, it is my delight to feed on your word. It is my joy to meet with you in your word. Give me an even greater hunger for your word. I will humbly follow and obey every word that comes from your mouth. Sustain, strengthen, and bless my life with your word. Amen
Key Question… How is feeding on God’s word changing your heart, and transforming your mind?
Living It Out… Make sure that you are daily feeding on and following God’s word.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will use His word to sustain, strengthen, and bless your life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has blessed your life as you have fed on His word.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you live on every word that comes from the mouth of God.
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