Deuteronomy 11:18-21 (NIV)

18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

Deuteronomy 11:20-21 (NIV)

20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

DEVOTION – Jason A. Ponzio (Georgia)

One night I began to fuss at my two daughters for taking too long to get to bed.  It was getting late, and they had been told to hurry.  Then I remembered that every evening they stop at their door to read the memory verse that one daughter posts there.  I stopped my scolding, knowing that following this simple reminder to memorize God’s word was worth the delay.

Throughout the Bible we are given instructions about how to remember God.  As a reminder of God’s awesome power and deliverance, God instructed Joshua to build a memorial (Josh, 4:1-22).  Earlier God also instructed the Israelites with the words of today’s verse.

Each of us can find a method for remembering God and put it into practice.  My wife, Nancy, places little notes of scripture all over our house as reminders.  What is crucial is not our memory method but that we remember who God is and how much was need God.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What helps me remember God’s presence in my life?

PRAYER: Dear Father in heaven, be with us each day, gently reminding us of who you are.  Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS: FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

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