April 11, 2020

Word of the day: 19-20 Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 MSG

In today’s verse, Moses is encouraging all of Israel to choose life, obey God, and then can experience God’s blessings. Remember one thing; God does not force us to make these decisions. It is the choice of freedom we all have to make decisions. If you choose to live life by yourself, it is your choice, but don’t be surprised by the results. Choose to live life and listen and honor God; you can live a better life full of blessings. Let’s understand one thing here; there will be situations that can turn you away from God. The idea here is to live with God and obey, and even during your storms, he can provide. You will have to live right by him. He will test you and will remain quiet during the test. It is up to you how you respond. That is his test to see how faithful you are to him. Today, follow God regardless of your situation. Celebrate him when there are happy times and stormy times. Don’t celebrate him only when you have wealth. God is life, and that’s why we all give our lives to him.
Father, thank you for today. Thank you for allowing me to struggle to write this. I never know what to say with these devotionals, but I get through them by your grace. I pray that someone is getting something out of these devotionals. Thank you for our experiences in life. We love you. We give you praise. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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