Today's Scripture | Deuteronomy 28:13

"…you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them."

How many times have you thought, "Where are you God?", when you're going through trouble?  Sometimes even wondering if He's forgotten you?  Shattered, you look around asking, "do you even know I'm hurting?"

In Deuteronomy 28, God spelled out all of the ways He had determined to bless the Israelites—in the city and country, their children and crops, their land and livestock, their baskets and kneading bowls, their wombs and workplaces. He promised to pour out the rain and put their enemies on the run, to make them the head and not the tail.

This is the God we serve! He promised that the blessings would overtake those who took refuge under the name of the Lord. He wants to bless us—just like those Israelites of long ago. All those blessings are ours “if…”.  Uh oh....

He only asks one thing: that we carefully listen and diligently obey the commands of God. The “if” is not in Him. He sincerely desires to give us the protection and provision He promised.

The “if” is in us. If we desire the blessings of God to overtake us in 2024, we must answer the “if” today. Are we willing to carefully obey His commands? If we are, the Lord will open up His good treasures to us (verse 12), and pour out a blessing so big we can't even contain it.

A Prayer for You Today...

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. No need to wonder! God longs to open His treasures if you choose to observe the commands of the Lord. May His blessings overtake you, and you have an abundance of FAVOR in your life today.  In Jesus' name, amen!  

Have an amazing day!