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Read Your Bible Devotional
Read Your Bible Devotional

Episode 68 · 2 years ago

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Read Your Bible Devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds.

Hello and welcome to read Your Bible devotional with Pastor Brad Reynolds. We are reading through the Bible in a year. This daily devotional will help keep your heart in mind and God's word. Use your phone to download and listen to Pastor Brad Reynolds Audio podcast. You can find a RSS feed link on our website, www dot do bury baptist clarksbridgecom. Years ago, when I was in seventh grade, I was told by someone you can't sing, and to a seventh grader those words were Gospel. In seventh grade you're going through the changes, you're insecure, you're worried about things. You don't think you can sing anyway. Then someone tells you you can't sing. You're like, all right, I can't sing, and yet I love to sing, but from...

...seventh grade on I was done sing. Years later I was in college riding with a friend of mine and we had that very conversation and I said to him I can't sing. What do you mean? So I can't sing? He said everyone can sing as well I was told in seventh he said everyone can sing. And work with me for a few minutes and a vehicle taught me some things about singing just in thirty minutes and he built my confidence up and I felt I can sing around other people again. Used to sing in private, but I never felt comfortable singing around other people until he shared that. That day was a great day in my life because I love music and...

I love to sing and I felt I could seem in places other than the privacy of my own shower. Well, I admit, some of US obviously or less gifted than others. It's demonstrated in the American Idol William Hum when he tried to sing. I nevertheless realize the truth. We can all sing. But more than that, through that whole experience, as I look back on him, I realized the power of words. I was told in seventh grade you can't sing, and I believe without any empirical evidence, without any substance, substantive evidence, I believed it because those words were spoken and I...

...realize the power of spoken words. For almost a decade I believed I couldn't see because of what someone told me. Then when someone else told me something different, I believed I could see power of words. Words have power and it's a lesson that God would teach the children of Israel are reading for today, as you know, is Deuteronomy Twenty Six through twenty eight. We're getting near to the end of the book of Deuteronomy, but in these chapters God deals with first fruits, he deals with the tithes, he deals with the giving of the law from Mount Evil and he deals with blessings and curses. But I'm going to read Deuteronomy Twenty six versus one through teen. When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and...

...have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the first fruits of all that you produced from the soul of the land the Lord your God is giving you and put those first fruits in a basket. Then go to the place the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his name and say to the priests in office at the time, I declare today to the Lord your God that I've come to the land the Lord's war, to our ancestors to give us. The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the Lord your God. Then you shall declare before the Lord your God my father was a wandering Aramidia, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous. But the Egyptians mistreated US and...

...made us suffer, subject of subjecting us to harsh labor. Then we cried out to the Lord, the God of our ancestors, and the Lord heard our voices, saw our misery, toil and oppression. So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. He brought us to this place and give us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. And now I bring the first fruits of the soul that you, Lord, have given me. Then place the Basque before the Lord, your God, bow down before this passage calls upon the Israelites not just to bring their offerings, first fruits, the tides, but also recite verbally God's protection and provision, to verbally...

...declare how God protected and how God provided. When they brought their offerings to God, they were to verbally audibly declare that the Egyptians had mistreated them, but they cried out to God and he heard them delivered them with a mighty end and thus confess that even the bounty they now enjoy comes from the hand of God. God knows the power of spoken words, so he tells the Israelites, when they come into the land, to bring in their offerings, their ties to God and, as they presented to God, to verbally audibly declare how God has protected and provided for. God is teaching his children the...

...power of words. I'm not a name and claim at person, as the teachings of job theologically destroy such gibberish. However, I do believe and know the power of words. I believe in the power of verbally declaring God's promises, God's provision, God's protection. In fact, I'm going to do so right now, and as I do so, maybe you'll want to join the state these out loud. Isaiah forty thirty one. You can turn there after we get through this and you can verbally declare these things also. Those who...

...wait upon the Lord shall renew their street and shall mount up with wings like evils. They shall run and not be weird, they shall walk and never another promise. All, I to declare Isaiah fifty four seventeen. No weapon that its form against us will prosper, and every time that accuses you and judgment, you will condemn this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is with me, declares the Lord Jeremiah Eleven, for I know the plans that I have for you to clear's. The Lord plans for welfare and not for claiment, to give you a future and a hope. Philippians four nineteen, and my God will meet all your knees according to...

...the riches of his Lord. In Christ Jesus Romans a twenty eight, and we know that in all things God works for good to those who love him, those who have been called according to his purpose. Proverbs three, five and six. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding and all your ways. Submit to him. He will make your past straight. Psalm one hundred and three, versus two, three five. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your sins and use your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Satisfy as your desires with...

...good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eaves. These are just a few of the promises and truth from God's word as I shared them. Some of you listen. Your spirit just leaped in such and I tell you, if your verbally audibly declare some of these things, your spirit will lead even more. Words have power. These are just a few which have sustained me throughout the years. Perhaps today you might want to just look up some promises and out loud, verbally declared them from God, knowing that such...

...has power. Audible verbal declaration has power. Words have power. Speak God's word believing, declare it and live. What a great lesson God is teaching the children of Israel and God's teaching us even today. Don't just read God's word, listen. It's so important to read God's words, so important to meditate on God's work, to memorize, but declare it, speak it. There's something about speaking it that words have power. So I want to encourage you. Find some promises from God's word today and then, speaking, declare, allow God's power to perform. Well, are Reading For tomorrow is Deuteroni...

...twenty nine through thirty one, but I want to pray for us before we go bother. We thank you again for the teaching from your word, all the way back and Deuteronomy. How timely. How who would have thought that in the second giving of the law, we're learning about the power of words. Yet you teach us such thank you for being so tight, thank you for your word being timeless, thank you for your word having power. May We declare such today, grays and Jesus, thank you for joining us today. I look forward again to seeing you tomorrow.

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