24 February: The 100% God
Today’s chapter paints an incredible picture of a Creator who’s an over-the-top, out-of-this-world, all-or-nothing person. He does everything to 100% and won’t do anything in half measures…
READ DEUTERONOMY 28 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.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Most artists are perfectionists, so are most carpenters, architects, construction engineers, poets, chefs, photographers and anyone who’s totally into creation, in all its forms. They know what it could be like and anything short of that, is just not good enough.
When the Creator created heaven and earth there was nothing to start with.[a] One question I’d like to ask when I get to heaven is: How long was it like that? How long was the Creator God happy with nothing because if He did anything, it’d have to be everything imaginable because anything short of that, just wouldn’t be good enough.
So if I re-read today’s chapter, with the unbelievably lavish blessings poured out in abundance to over-flowing in v1-14, then if I change the word “curse” to “devoid of blessing”, it makes sense to me. It’s either all or nothing with our 100% perfect Creator God. So either I’m 100% blessed beyond my wildest dreams, or else I choose a lifestyle apart for God and His guidelines. The latter gives me total freedom to behave as I want without restriction but I’m instantaneously placed in a position of being completely devoid of my Maker’s lavish goodness …I prefer the blessings!
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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.
Finding it hard to connect with your “100%” Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
You, Lord, are the God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome. You shows no partiality and You accept no bribes. [Deuteronomy 10:17]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for the people of Australia[c]
Your Country Leader’s role in world affairs
Yourself: Health & strength to serve God
Your concerns for today
Lord, help me to build myself up in my most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit. Help me to keep myself in God’s love as I wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring me to eternal life. [Jude 1:20-21]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Who can discern their own errors, Father God? Forgive me, Lord, of my hidden faults. [Psalm 19:12]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
Thank-you that You reached down from on high and took hold of me, Lord. You drew me out of deep waters. You rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. [2 Samuel 22:17-18]
“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.[d] 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
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” [Romans 8:28]
[a] Genesis 1:2
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31