The OT…Not Just Can’t Do’s, Must Do’s & Begat’s

I confess. I always considered the OT so, well, boring. The law, the disobedience of people, the anger of God, and who begat who (whom?).

Beth Moore opened my brain to the wonder of the Old Testament and many other teacher’s have since impressed upon me the glory of the living word of the Old Testament.

But there was one particular moment where the Holy Spirit spoke a powerful word over me:

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

I have gone back to that scripture (Deuteronomy 6:4-5) over and over and over. I wrap it around my soul like a soft woolen blanket and it comforts me. I grip it in my hand like a powerful sword and it strengthens me. I pour it out of my lips and my heart like a mother mourning the loss of her children and my very being is filled with a peace that defies understanding.

My quiet time began late and ended early. But He drew me back to this scripture. I can’t even remember where I began when I first came to Him this morning, but without thought, these words came to my lips and poured into my heart. And I said them over and over and over and let His Rhema fall over me and fill me.

It was life-giving.

5 thoughts on “The OT…Not Just Can’t Do’s, Must Do’s & Begat’s

  1. Mmm…I love the Old Testament too. Deuteronomy with its theme of “remember,” Leviticus even with its theme of “be holy.” The stories of Ruth and Esther, the power of the Psalms, the wonder of Isaiah.JoanneP.S. I love brussel sprouts too. Braised in butter and then lit on fire with some vermouth.And I’m addicted to your blog too! 🙂


  2. So funny you should write on this today…my pastor spoke on the exact scripture this morning in church. He mentioned the emphasis on the “ALL” that is repeated…that’s hard to do sometimes…devote your ALL (heart, soul & might) to every thought/emotion that fills you. Thank you for your honest words and sharing a piece of your heart today. Blessings!PS- I stumbled upon your blog through the Simple Wife- loving it so far! 🙂


  3. I just surfed in here from The Simple Wife, and I’m impressed. I think I’ll add you to my daily blog readings, if you don’t mind. And I saw you went to high school in Izmir – my hubby went to high school in Incirlik!


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