Sunday, March 11
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Only carefully obey the command and instruction that Moses the Lord’s servant gave you: to love the Lord your God, walk in all his ways, keep his commands, be loyal to him, and serve him with all your heart and all your soul.”
I’m thankful that all of you have joined in this 25-Day REBOOT. Now that we are bringing our daily devotionals to a close, we want to send you on to your day with a closing statement that Joshua gives to some of the tribes of Israel.
It is a summary of sort. Joshua sends the families back to their homes and land (vs. 4), and gives them a closing charge. Like Jesus told his disciples to “Go into all the world…”, Joshua sends the people back home with a great charge that wraps up our REBOOT process all too well. Reread the passage above, but add “this time” after the first word.
Now that you have joined us in the REBOOT process, it is time to head into your normal, every-day life with a greater understanding.
Can you see how it looks different to love the Lord our God?
Can you see how it looks different to walk in His ways?
Can you see how it looks different to keep His commands?
Can you see how it looks different to remain loyal to Him?
Can you see how serving Him with heart and soul takes on a new meaning?
Here is my challenge. Now that your HEART, MIND, VOICE, and HANDS are clear of life’s clutter, repeat the scripture above to yourself every day this upcoming week. Oh, how I would love to see my FAITH Family walk in the Lord unhindered by the nonsense that keeps getting us down. Maybe a few years down the road we will need to REBOOT again. Maybe. But at least for now … revel in this feeling! God is good! Don’t lose your awe!
God, I thank You for this spiritual spring cleaning. I thoroughly needed it. Show me how this new space in my life can be used to the maximum for Your glory and honor. I seek to be fully loyal to You with all of my heart and soul.
- Pastor Tim