Deuteronomy 21:1-22:30 / Luke 9:51-10:12 / Psalm 74:1-23 / Proverbs 12:11

Standout Verse:

Proverbs 12:11

“He who tills HIS land will be satisfied with bread.  But he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.”

So many times we rush ahead of God and run after all kinds of things that catch our interest.  As we put our energies and efforts into these things, we say to the Lord “Lord, please bless what I’m doing!”  In the end, these frivolous ventures produce frustration and disappointment, which we then often project onto God, feeling like He has let us down.  But the reality is, the things we’ve been chasing were never things He’d called us to in the first place…

The questions we need to be asking the Lord are these: What have You specifically called me to do?  What did You create me to do?  I want to put my hand to the things You made me for…what is my “land”?

There are endless things we can do, and endless things that peak our interest, but “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”  Remember this great word of direction from Psalm 127: “Unless the Lord builds the house, the workers labor in vain.  Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchmen stay awake in vain.”

Our God isn’t general or hap-hazard.  He isn’t a "cookie cutter", "assembly-line" creator.  He is specific and has awesome plans and purposes He created each one of us for.  We need ask Him to SHOW US OUR LAND believing that as we do, HE WILL!  

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