Saturday: Psalm 85-86; Deuteronomy 30.11-20; John 11.25-27

From: Mary Glenn

Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deuteronomy 30.11-14

I find it very encouraging that God himself says that his commands are not too difficult or beyond our reach. He is near and will give us understanding of the way that we should go. And he gives us the ability to obey as well. Jesus has been among us to show us God’s heart and how we should respond to those around us. And he will come through with the strength to respond in his way as we spend time in his word and seeking him, so that our thoughts are in line with his ways. 

You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86.5,15

As we experience God’s forgiveness, goodness and love, he will enable us to share these ways with others.  May his character infuse our thinking and then be reflected in our lives each day.

Psalm 86 – A prayer for 2017
Hear us, Lord, and answer us, for we are poor and needy. Guard our lives, …You are our God; Bring joy to your servants, Lord, for we put our trust in you. Psalm 86.1,2,4

Loving the balance in my life at this time, I split my time between adults, learning to speak English, and toddlers, also learning to speak English as they explore their world.