March 29

..consider the discipline of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm.

Deuteronomy 11:2 ESV

Are you considering the Lord and who He is and what He’s done? In Nehemiah’s recounting of the Israelites’ time in the wilderness, he says they weren’t mindful of the wonders God had done among them. They weren’t considering Him and who He had shown Himself to be.

Yesterday, we read the parable of the sower. One of the soils grows thorns that choke out the seed (the Word). The thorns were the deceitfulness of riches and the worries of the world. It struck me yesterday that if Jesus is the word, the Living Word in our lives, then we are choking Jesus out of our lives when we worry.

If our faith is what God uses to come and act on our behalf in a situation, then worry is what stops Him from working on our behalf in the situation. The image of choking Jesus out of my life is a powerful one!

Let’s instead consider who He is and what He’s done. Let’s be mindful of Him!