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To Love Is To Serve

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SCRIPTURE

And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul - Deuteronomy 11:13

 

OBSERVATION

One cannot love without serving. The inseparable union between love and service is a marriage that cannot be divorced in our relationships. God’s primary instruction of love, obedience and service to Israel as they were about to cross into the Promised Land stands true today. Just as we are to love the LORD our God with all our heart and all our soul, we are also to serve him with all our hearts and all our souls. 

 

APPLICATION

I cannot love God without serving him. I confess I have been lackadaisical in my effort to love and serve him. I have slacked off in my exercise. How can I love the Lord with all my heart and soul if I am lethargic and lack the energy to do so? I need to ratchet back to the basics of doing daily exercise, devotions, worship and prayer. Love God and serve him in my primary ministry of loving and serving Renee—do so with all my heart and soul. Put my heart into making sure that I communicate to her in her love language of words of affirmation and affection. Serve my family with all my might. Don’t feel entitled to be served but to serve my kids. Jump on the trampoline with them even though it’s the last thing I want to do. Watch them play video games simply because they take pleasure in their dad watching them do something they enjoy. Go back to the discipline of following up every Tuesday, studying at least 15 hours a week for a sermon, and showing hospitality by having people over for dinner.

 

PRAYER

Heavenly Father,

Please forgive me for my laziness and half-hearted posture of my worship and love to you. I repent and turn away from entitlement and laziness. Thank you for the grace of your correction and discipline. Holy Spirit please give me the strength, resolve and desire to serve you with all my soul and strength. 

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He Knows My Name

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SCRIPTURE

From there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.  DEUTERONOMY 4:29

 

OBSERVATION 

From verses 15 To 31 we read that there is a warning against Idolatry and how easy it is for anyone including myself as a business owner to be swayed into the life style of the world and become camouflaged Christian like chameleon thinking that parts of this world is OK, when actually at every turn it’s a dead end.  However, Praise The Lord, that in verse 29 The Lord continues to grant His Children an “option out” to decline these choices and be reminded that He clearly shows me that He wants me to seek Him with all my heart, and He promises that when I do, I will find Him.

 

APPLICATION

This morning, I reflect on my daily work activities of overseeing people, businesses and multiple operations and being a true light to know that The Lord knows my name and desires me as one of His children to continue to seek Him through daily devotions that I may sit with Him to learn more about His heart and character.

 

PRAYER

Lord, Thank you for this “Snap Shot” devotion on how important it is to just to hang-out with you daily.  Continue to mentor me through your Spirit that I’m not swayed by this world, but transformed to who you desire of me in becoming even when I’m not sure. Here I am Lord . . . Send Me.  Amen!

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