22 February: Today’s Storm Insurance

Today’s chapter gives me a huge clue not just for surviving the rough, barren wastelands of this life, but also for preparing storm insurance…

READ DEUTERONOMY 8  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


Three Decades of Relationship
Three Decades of Relationship

Today is our wedding anniversary! For more than three decades, we’ve celebrated knowing each other and, all but one of those years, we’ve walked Life’s path as a married couple. So today is a moment to stop and look back, and it’s certainly been a journey! The years have taken us through the dust of barren wastelands; tsunamis of swirling torrents capable of sweeping us away, and uphill battles against cyclonic winds.

Through it all, and even after the death of our only son for no apparent reason at all, I’ve become convinced that nothing’s random. Everything has a purpose. Like the people in today’s chapter, for example, our Maker humbled us and tested us. [v2] He led us to spiritual food that we did not know. He did this so that we’d understand that we can’t live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds from the mouth of God. [v3] In all those years, our clothing didn’t wear out nor did our feet swell. [v4] Yet we knew in our hearts that the Lord has disciplined us just as a man disciplines his son. [v5] So we’ve decided to keep His commandments, walk in His ways and choose to fear Him. [v6] This is our LIFE assurance: not just insurance against the storms in this life, but a relationship with our Maker that assures us of a good future in a permanent home. [v7-10]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the One for calms the storms? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

I will praise the name of God with song and magnify Him with thanksgiving. [Psalm 69:30]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Pray for the island of Aruba[b]
  • Your Country: Education Campus Ministries
  • Yourself: Your Financial Needs
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-you Lord that though the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, Your loving-kindness will not be removed from me. Your covenant of peace will not be shaken because the Lord has compassion on me. [Isaiah 54:10]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Father God, help me today to love You and walk in Your ways. Help me to keep Your commandments, statutes and judgments, that I may live and multiply, and that the Lord my God may bless me in the Kingdom that I am entering to possess. [Deuteronomy 30:16]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Jesus said: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me…” [John 10:27]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator’s Will

“The world and its desires will pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” [1 John 2:17]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/arub/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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