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I try to be diligent in my Bible reading and am often rewarded by God's speaking to my heart through particular scriptures. I pause and sometimes even write them down. The reflection usually ends there, however. This year, I would like to pursue the verses that God lays on my heart by pondering how He wants me to apply these verses in my life.
Here is what spoke to me this week:
"Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them." (Deuteronomy 4:9)
How easy is it to forget what God has done in our lives? Too often I find myself caught up in the problems and irritations of the moment without remembering God's faithfulness to me in the past. When I think of how he has watched over me, protected my health and my heart, selected the right circumstances for me to make the kinds of friends He wished for me, led me to a Godly husband, and blessed me with healthy children, I should have perfect confidence in His plans for me. I just don't always remember His faithfulness.
I should share with Emily Anne and Will the times that I can recall that God was looking out for me and get them in the habit of looking for those times in their own lives so that they will be prepared to pass this important habit on to my future grandchildren.
I have had the idea to create a scrapbook recording instances of God at work in our family's lives. Has anyone else done something like this? I've seen Lisa Whelchel's This Is My Story and have been asked to lead it at church a year from now. Has anyone had experience with it? Faith scrapbooking seems like a good and fun way to fulfill Deuteronomy 4:9.
So, what verses have spoken to you this week? Post those verses on your own blog, along with how you see that God wants you to apply them in your life. Then, provide your link below so that we can drink from one another's wells of scripture.