Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 25, 2018

Personal Sharing — Another Why!

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 24, 2018

Personal Sharing — Why?

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 23, 2018

Personal Sharing — Search and Seek!

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 21, 2018

Personal Sharing — Innocence of Children!

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 20, 2018

Learning From Others — Repetition – Good For The Soul!

Day 3038: Another year flying by – make each day/person count!

Scripture:  And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to Him, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?  Deuteronomy 10:12, 13

Thoughts/questions: This important topic of what is important to God is repeated many times in Scripture, so God2me can repeat it as well. Please reread it slowly and remember those last words – this if for our own good! May your weekend be blessed!

Suggested prayer: Lord God, Your expectations are clear! Help us all to follow them completely . . .

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 19, 2018

Learning From Others — Broken!?

Day 3037: May God’s love be reflected in you to everyone you meet today!

Scripture:  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 LordDeuteronomy 8:3

Thoughts/questions: Some have said that one can’t truly have a deep relationship with God unless they have been broken or humbled. And I think I agree.

When we believe in our self sufficiency, we negate our proper position regarding our God. And when we raise ourselves up instead of having God lift us up, our relationship with God isn’t based on our total dependence on Him. We partner with Him in all cases, but the partnership He desires is one in which He carries the load; He guides; He leads; and He takes care of us – not the other way around.

God chose to humble the Israelis, and He will attempt to humble us. I remember distinctly when that happened in my life, and it was a definite change in my relationship with Him. Without crushing us, He wants us all to be in proper alignment with Him. My prayer is that you have been broken and that you can loudly sing – ‘All to Jesus I surrender, I surrender ALL!’

Suggested prayer: Living God of the universe, You are God and I am NOT . . .

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 18, 2018

Personal Sharing — The Original Promise Keeper!

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 17, 2018

Learning From Others — The Same!

Day 3035: Work day for me today . . .  Blessed to be a part of God’s kingdom activities!

Scripture:  You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt. The Lord your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear. Deuteronomy 7:19

Thoughts/questions: Some of you may remember this, but it’s never gets old to remind ourselves of good things!

The story is told of someone riding their horse on a trail representing their life. Soon, large mountains and dangerous cliffs loomed ahead. The rider stopped and began to be afraid and said, “How am I going to make it over those mountains or escape the cliffs down to the valleys?”

The traveling companion remarked, “It’s time to ride your horse backwards!” So the other rider got off and got on his horse backwards, enabling him to see what he had already gone through. Larger mountains and more dangerous cliffs had already been passed through. His companion shared, “See what challenges and dangers God has already taken you through! He will do the same with what you’re currently facing!”

Yes, challenges and difficulties lie ahead, but God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! And He WILL carry you through whatever lies ahead! Rest in His faithfulness!

Suggested prayer: Almighty God, great is Your faithfulness . . .

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 16, 2018

Personal Sharing — Just Why???

Posted by: Larry Hoekman | April 14, 2018

Learning From Others — His Covenant of Love!

Day 3033: Enjoy your Spring weekend – they are often the best!

Scripture: Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments.   Deuteronomy 7:9

Thoughts/questions: A covenant is simply an agreement or contract. Few contracts are relational outside of the marriage contract as most involve financial details or organizational functions.

However, God has made a covenant with us, and it’s a Covenant of Love! His contract is this: I agree to love you if you love Me in return and do what I ask you to do. A contract extended to those who believe to love and be loved – Wow!

Plus, the Lord IS God, capital G. And He is THE faithful God whose promise is not to just one generation, but to thousands of generations! A lasting loving agreement with the One who WILL fulfill His promises – Does it get any better than that? That’s enough to make a great weekend even better!!!

Suggested prayer: Lord God, help me to know you better each day . . .

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