WEEK 10 A Time alone with God (My Spiritual palate)

 

Monday: Deuteronomy 8: 1-10

Write in your journal the following verses:

Deuteronomy 8:3 3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

 

Why do you think God allowed affliction to the people of Israel?

How would you apply manna to spiritual food? 

 

Action Steps

We encourage you to make a schedule of your day. Based on what you write, evaluate how your time is spent. How do your priorities look like? How much time are you spending with God, your family, and loved ones? Evaluate what changes you can make to facilitate how you use your time. Maybe it means that you go to bed earlier to be more rested the next day and make room for what really is important. 

 

Tuesday: Hebrews 11

Write in your journal the following verse:

 Hebrews 11:1-2 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for.

 

When faith is part of the main ingredient in our lives, it becomes the engine that motivates us to seek and apply His word day by day.

 

What is your conviction about the family and the role you play as a woman?

Based on the faith you profess, on what biblical principle do you base your conviction about your salvation?

In what biblical principle do you base your conviction about the coming of Our Lord?

In what biblical principle do you base your conviction of the moral life?

 

Action Steps

Many times we will repeat what other people have told us. We use the same word without fully understanding the reason for our faith.

Write in your diary the verses where God spoke to you personally and how you would give a reason for your faith.

 

 

Wednesday: Do not settle for a plate of lentils

Write in your journal the following verses:

Genesis 25:33-34  But Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore an oath to him, selling his birthright to Jacob.34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left. So Esau despised his birthright.

 

What was Esau's problem?

What could have been a better option for Esau instead of selling his birthright?

What were the consequences of giving up his birthright?

Action Steps

What promises of God do you have that you are still waiting for an answer?

Do you have a need in the present that you need immediate help?

What do you think God wants you to do?

 

God does not want sacrifice but obedience. Remember that many promises are activated as we obey. Do not underestimate the blessing of God for something temporary.

 

Thursday: Psalm 19. His word sweeter than honey.

Write in your journal the following verses:

Salmos 19:9-11The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous.10 They are more precious than gold than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey than honey from the honeycomb.11 By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.

 

Read the whole chapter.

Why do you think the precepts of the Lord are worth more than gold?

What was the psalmist's approach to seeking the word of God?

Why do you think they were sweeter than honey?

 

Action Steps

When we make the habit of reading his word it becomes our main source of spiritual nourishment. We do nothing without first seeking approval. In this chapter, what is God speaking to you personally?

 

Friday: Do not give up

Write in your journal the following verses:

Hebrews 5:13-14 New International Version (NIV)

13 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Just as the physical body needs nourishment to grow and mature, so does our spiritual life.

What do you think milk typifies in this chapter?

What does it mean to have the senses exercised?

Why did Paul exhort them to know his word more?

 

Action Steps

This week we have continued seeing the importance of maintaining a balanced spiritual diet. However, we could still be struggling to manage our time better. Remember taking small action steps to reach our goals is the key. The fact that you have been following a daily reading is the best choice you have done. So don't give up!

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