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Spiritual Insight | #2

At the tick tock of 2:40 in the morning listening to the sound of rain gracefully hit our house and the deep steady breathing laying next to me… It’s peaceful. I reach over to get my phone to read some scripture from the famous YouVersion Bible app, but “where should I read?”, I wonder, and meditate as the options of New or Old are presented before me; I choose Old and land in Leviticus at first, but it seemed off of how I needed to be fed spiritually until I found myself in Deuteronomy 4 to get my nutrition, but why? Why here?

 22 For I will die in this land, I shall not cross the Jordan, but you shall cross and take possession of this good land. 23 So watch yourselves, that you do not forget the covenant of the Lord your God which He made with you, and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which the Lord your God has commanded you. 24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

So watch yourselves was the phrase repeated to stand out for me because it mean’t something good and savory. But what, and how? The ‘what’ was the law of the Ten Commandments and the ‘how’ was that of a mountain burning with fire to the very heart of the heavens—from the midst of the fire a voice with the sound of words yet seeing no form.

It is as though the fire spoke words, but the understanding given to me was that the fire takes on the shape and form of symbolism but is not the voice with the sound of words understood from God as invisible, and yet, present with purpose! Thinking on verse 9 same chapter put me in a deep state of meditation and practice.

“Only give heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

Try speaking your conscience without moving your tongue. In other words, try intently thinking of your voice inside your mind and form words without moving your tongue and talk to God. It’s difficult being simultaneously conscious to the activity of your tongue when trying to speak to God without it, but as you practice, practice by committing obedience the covenant … “I will not forget the covenant of the Lord my God”.

God Speed.

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