Saturday, March 14, 2009

While I'm Waiting

Deuteronomy 28 My chapter for today.

Blessings for Obedience

1 If you fully obey the Lord your God by keeping all the commands I am giving you today, the Lord your God will exalt you above all the nations of the world.

2 You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God:

3 You will be blessed in your town and in the country.

4 You will be blessed with many children and productive fields. You will be blessed with fertile herds and flocks.

5 You will be blessed with baskets overflowing with fruit, and with kneading bowls filled with bread.

6 You will be blessed wherever you go, both in coming and in going.

7 The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!

8 The Lord will bless everything you do and will fill your store houses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

9 If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he solemnly promised to do.

10 Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and they will stand in awe of you.

11 The Lord will give you an abundance of good things in the land he swore to give your ancestors - many children (don't you just love that promise....I do!), numerous livestock, and abundant crops.

12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens to bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them.

13 If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God and carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always have the upper hand.

14 You must not turn away form any of the command I am giving you today to follow after other gods and worship them.

The Lord has a plan to bring Jonah home and we are just "waiting" to see how he's going to do it!
Thank you Lord for speaking to us through your Word!