“Don’t listen to what that prophet or dreamer says! The Eternal your God is testing you to see whether you really do love Him completely, with your whole heart and soul.” Deuteronomy 13:3 (VOICE)
I sat on the beach, digging my toes into the sand and then lifting them up to watch it all fall back onto the shoreline. There’s no telling how many grains of sand have been in between those toes over the years. And there’s no way of knowing how old each grain is. Where its started. How it got there …stuck between my toes.
We’ve carried a lot of sand away from the beach over the years in shoes, wagons, buckets and mini-vans full of sandy little butts. We all carry a lot of sand away from the shore.
But one grain of sand stuck in our teeth gets our attention, doesn’t it?
God’s voice is like that grain of sand. That single grain that stands out from all the other grains we’ve dragged around and played in …tossed about and formed into sand castles …
Today’s verse begs us to listen to that single grain of sand.
In listening to Jesus we learn what love is, and how we get to know Love.
He walked out many days on this earth in sandals …with sandy toes. He’s not as far removed from understanding us as we realize …even when we do realize who He is. To listen to Christ is to believe and follow. To believe Him is to accept Him as our personal Savior. All it takes is a simple prayer and a willing heart. That one prayer, like one grain of sand among millions, will singly change life forever. A prayer just like this …
Father, Praise You for Jesus. Thank You that He came to earth and died for me. Forgive me, for I have sinned, but through Jesus I have the hope of forgiveness. Today, as I accept Jesus as the Savior of my life, I pray for Your blessing to follow Him until the day you call me home to heaven. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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