Deuteronomy 8: 3-5
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 Lord. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.
The Lord tested the Israelites and disciplined them out of love and longing for them to follow Him whole heartily. He provided for their needs and they relied on Him for guidance, protection and ALL their needs. They learned to follow his commands and live by his words.
We to are tested and provided for by the one true God. This is what the study is all about relying on Gods word every word of it! We are also to teach our children his commands and hide the word in our hearts and our families. We are to be so submersed in Him that he is always in our hearts and minds. Whatever we are doing we can focus and meditate on Him. We also are instructed not to worry about our needs he will provide just as he did for the Israelites in the dessert. this is sometimes hard to do as many homeschooling families well know. But trust in Him and he does provide!
Lord help me to focus on you and your word. Hide it in my heart and mind that I may always rely on your word and your promises. Remove the worry, doubt and fear that sometimes creeps into my mind. Lord help me to be an example of your love and disciple to my children. Help me guide them in your commands.
Please pray for me this week and for the children that will come to VBS that the Lord will speak through the workers and impact their lives for Christ!!!!