"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, and to keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes which I command you today for your good?"
I shared a number of key ideas for our own personal reflection and growth (see below). God is in the business of molding us so that we end up looking more like Him.
Fear and love the Lord:
Admit the Struggles
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul.
Serve the Lord:
You are more important than your work.
"The peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ."
Keeping His Commandments:
His purposes will come to past.
God will give you the desires of your heart.
It all begins with the fear of the Lord, and as you wait upon Him, He will show you which areas of your life that you have to constantly surrender to Him.
Consider where you are right now - whether you are in school, in your workplace, retired, etc. Consider the people that you interact with. God has placed you there in this time and season for a specific purpose. Secondly, in spite of our weaknesses, as long as we abide in Him, and He in us, we will see breakthrough. It is through the little day-to-day experiences, the ordinary, the mundane, that we draw closer to God. Every situation and experience is God-given, for us to draw closer to Him. Finally, we are all capable of sharing and living our our faith. Despite our flaws, God would use you to accomplish His purposes.
Thank you for keeping us in prayer.
God bless you!
Samuel and Shirley