SUMMARY: Healthy relationship
OVERVIEW: God reminds Israel when he will bless them and when he will discipline them. And he invites those who have rejected him to return.
BIG IDEA: God is always in a relationship with us and blesses our obedience and disciplines our disobedience.
KEY VERSE: Leviticus 26:13 (God to the Israelites)
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I am the one who loves you, provides for you, cares for you, and disciplines you. I want you to walk with me so that I can give abundant blessings. There is no need for you to look for fulfillment or satisfaction outside of what I offer. I provide all that you need. If I do not give you something you desire, it is either the wrong time or not wise for you. Trust me in this. Too many people take what I offer and then pursue other desires on their own. They enjoy those things for a short season and then feel trapped by them.
Trust me for all you want. More than anything, I want you to know I am all you need. Follow me and my plan—it is just what you need and will be a blessing to others. But if you do go your way, I will do everything to draw you back. I love you and invite you to walk with me today.
Is there a relationship, activity, or item that sometimes takes priority in your life over God? First, thank God for what you enjoy. Pray and ask God if it would be wise to either stop or pause your involvement. Try fasting from the person/item for a day and discuss the results with a friend.