Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Overflowing Blessings

If you carefully follow the Lord,
The Lord will be sure to reward.
You’ll be blessed everywhere that you go.
Your blessings will soon overflow.

All the fruit of your womb God will bless,
Your livestock more than you could guess.
Surely He’ll bless everything that you eat.
His blessing will cover you just like a sheet.

You’ll be blessed when you’re in and when you're out,
His blessing will follow you all about.
When your enemies come against you,
They’ll flee like nobody else would do.

God’s blessing will be on your barns;
He’ll bless all you do with your arms.
He’ll make you, His people, holy,
If you walk in His ways only.

Then all peoples on earth will see
God has called by name you and me.
Though many will ask you to lend,
Their money you yourself will not spend.

You will be the head and not the tail,
For God’s good promises never fail.
So don’t stray from what He commands.
‘Cause you know you’ll be in His hands.

-- H.R., girl, age 12

Adapted from Deuteronomy 2:1-12, which begins with the following verses:

"If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God." (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 NIV, 1984)

More devotional blogs by our daughter, H.R. at "Words of Hope."
 More of our children's poems:
America, Turn Back to God
Creator We Love
Use Your Talents
The Sheep and the Goats
You Are Faithful
All Creation Proclaims
When I Cross the Line
The Cost

Attribution notice: Scripture quotation taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.

Author's note The poems in this blog were written by my children, ages seven through fourteen. The "Why This Blog" post explains how the Lord inspired these poems in answer to a prayer during illness. I invite you to read my article, Is Obedience Optional? I also recommend visiting my children's blog, A Brush with Life, where you will also find beautiful art they have drawn for the glory of God. You can also access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."  The image of  the cornucopia is from Jessica R. Patch's blog called What's In Your Basket? A Cornucopia: Horn of Plenty.   Now I'd like to ask a very important question.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"

Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission.

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