Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Thankful Thursdays

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Here's what will happen. While you're out among the nations where God has dispersed you and the blessings and curses come in just the way I have set them before you, and you and your children take them seriously and come back to God, your God, and obey him with your whole heart and soul according to everything that I command you today, God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he'll have compassion on you; he'll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered. No matter how far away you end up, God, your God, will get you out of there and bring you back to the land your ancestors once possessed. It will be yours again. He will give you a good life and make you more numerous than your ancestors.

God, your God, will cut away the thick calluses on your heart and your children's hearts, freeing you to love God, your God, with your whole heart and soul and live, really live. God, your God, will put all these curses on your enemies who hated you and were out to get you.

And you will make a new start, listening obediently to God, keeping all his commandments that I'm commanding you today. God, your God, will outdo himself in making things go well for you: you'll have babies, get calves, grow crops, and enjoy an all-around good life. Yes, God will start enjoying you again, making things go well for you just as he enjoyed doing it for your ancestors.

Deuteronomy 30: 1-9 (The Message)


Lynn said...


Just absolutely perfect post for today. For me. Happy TT.

Peggy said...

Thanks Bobbie...I have been finding The Message to simplify complicated
passages and I needed this WORD!
Be blessed! May His compassion be full in your life! May He pick up any pieces and restore you! May He help me to walk clearly in obedience so my heart will never be calloused & my love will flow to Him & then others!
Let's enjoy the GOOD LIFE in HIM!
Wishing you a GREAT weekend with HIM!

LAURIE said...

Thanks for sharing this TT today. A great Word of encouragement. - Blessings, Laurie

Steven and Aisha said...

This is really beautiful! I am encouraged! Thank you!

eph2810 said...

Amen to that, Bobbie! Powerful passages out of Deuteronomy.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

Blessings to you and yours.