OK...I think Friday just might be my most favorite day. I am blessed to be able to "flex" and have Fridays off. I love being able to take it a little easier on Friday mornings. My MO is to take Drew to school and head to the Park to walk. I always have my ipod with a mixture of worship & praise music, oldies and beach music and a little rock. This morning it was so much fun. There is nothing like uplifting W&P music - one after the other - to remind us of the faithfulness of our God. It just starts my day off right.
For my morning devotions I read Deuteronomy 10. Starting at verse 14 Scripture says, "To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Yet the Lord set his affection on your forefathers and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today." Think about that statement...everything belongs to God yet he chose us - he chose you - he chose me to set his affections on us. Don't think that was just for the Israelites. Check out Ephesians 1:4, "For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight." Is that not mind-blowing? Do you feel insignificant today? Remember that God chose you. He set his affections on you.
One of our ball team moms tells each child at some time during the year, "You're my favorite." And she means it! God does too, we are all his favorites. Verse 17 says, "For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes." He doesn't love your neighbor more than he loves you...he doesn't love your sister, brother, child, friend more than he loves you.
What should our response be? "Fear the Lord your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. He is your praise, he is your God" (Deut. 10:20-21a) Let us ever hold fast to our God...make HIM your favorite every day...start your day with him...remember all he has done in your life and let him be your praise!!!!
I love you all!