God of Action [Deuteronomy 18]

2 He promised them.
5 the LORD your God has chosen
6 the place which the LORD chooses,
9 the land which the LORD your God gives you
12 the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
14 the LORD your God has not allowed
15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet
18 I will put My words in his mouth
19 I Myself will require it of him

At first glance, it is easy to see myself as the one who is supposed to do or not do the action in Deuteronomy 18. However, the more I pray and ask God to get my focus off of me and on Him, I can see that He is the main actor in everything. Look at all the things the Lord did and will do in this one passage! God is a God of action. It is because of this that we have any possibility to participate in His plan. It isn't what am I supposed to do for God, but what has God done, what is He doing and going to do for me so that I can live His way.

God, I praise You that You are a God of action on our behalf. Cause us to recognize and believe that You are the One who does all of the work so that we can be part of Your awesome kingdom through Jesus. Cause us to rely on the grace You abundantly supply to enable us to enjoy the fruits of Your action. We can't, but You can!

Beth Warlick, 9/11/2010