Saturday, January 18, 2020

Set Apart

I'm so excited to be back on the blog sharing my heart behind this page! 

We find ourselves in Deuteronomy chapter 14

A little background on the book of Deuteronomy! 
Deuteronomy is the final book in the Pentateuch.
When Jesus was tempted in the desert, he quoted scripture from Deuteronomy for all three of his temptations.
Paul also drew on Deuteronomy to give him wisdom when speaking to the Romans.

Now let's dive on in to chapter 14! Moses is preaching about clean and unclean food which directly correlates to being clean or unclean morally. To be ceremonially clean during this time period also symbolized being morally clean. That's what we strive for right? To be clean in all aspects of our lives? Now I'm not here to tell you what you should and shouldn't eat, because I love all food! But I want to point out a few things from the first couple verses that show us how we are set apart!

"You are children of the Lord your God.." verse one
 Oh sweet brothers and sisters we are children of the Lord! Praise God!! We have a father who will never leave us or forsake us and that my dear friends is a beautiful thing!

"for you are a people holy to the Lord your God.." verse two
God has called us to be holy! This dark and dreary world make it so hard for us to be holy but y'all, we have to strive for holiness through our Father. Only with his help and guidance can we be anymore than plain old human beings. 

"Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession..." verse two
Read that again. Maybe read it two more times just to be sure it has soaked in. God has CHOSEN YOU to be his treasured possession! Can I get an AMEN! I mean, y'all! Praise the Lord! God, knowing all the wrong things we would do in our lives, he CHOSE US to be his treasured possession! He could have just skipped over us. He could have said we were too broken, too beat up, too rough around the edges, the list could go on and on but God looks past all of that and still chose you to be his treasured possession!! I think it's time we start living like it!

Love you all so so much and I pray that you have a wonderful weekend! 
<3 Amanda

For this page I used Skinny Caps Alpha from Sweet N Sassy stamps and then flicked different colors of watercolor over the background! Easy peasy!

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