“If you do not obey the Lord your God … [He] will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to.” Deuteronomy 28:15 NIV
God promised enormous blessings for His people when they entered the Promised Land. He promised “prosperity” and financial abundance. He promised to bless “everything” they did. He would bless their crops, sending rain at the right time. As a result, they would experience an abundant harvest and “the storehouse of his bounty”. Their livestock would be plentiful. And they would have victory over their adversaries. But there were conditions. They had to pay attention to His Word, follow Him, and obey Him. And there were consequences if they ignored Him and went their own way.
We, too, need to realize that God had blessed us abundantly through the finished work of Calvary. But to walk in the full manifestation of these blessings, we must obey Him and keep His Word. Attention to God and His words is the price we pay in accessing a great and enviable future. When you start noticing some pains in your life, sometimes it might be God trying to get our attention, correct us, remind us, or speak to us.
My Declaration And Confession: Today I pay attention to God’s word and His ways. I pledge full and undivided attention to all God is saying and doing. I confess today, that life’s situation is attentive to me because I am attentive to Jesus.
Ignite Thought: It is gainful to pay attention to God in order to avoid painful distractions in life!