God’s Caution Sign – Lectio Divina

Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Deuteronomy 4:9a


Let them slip from your heart as long as you live

Lord, you warn me to be careful.
You say gently, don’t forget
Don’t let what I know to be true to slip away.

I let my hands get so filled with others things I cannot cling to Your hands.
I chose, yes it is my decision, to follow the shiny objects of the world instead of focusing only on You.
Yet Lord you never leave me.
You wait patiently, guarding me, watching me.
You seek me where I stray and gently nudge me back into Your heart
You see me start to wander off Your chosen path for me and warn me –
     Be careful
        Don’t forget
            Don’t let them slip from your heart.
Lord Your love is the Velcro around my heart to help me cling to You.
Lord You are the straight and narrow road and only You keep me from falling and losing my way.
You catch me when I fall.
Lord You are the one I love and follow. Cup my life with Your loving hands so none of Your precious words slip away.
Thank you for not only providing for my outward needs, but continually working inward on my mind so I don’t forget.
Thank you for protecting my heart so I don’t let Your words slip out.
Thank you for being my anchor and my stay
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10249016029295507539 Susanmeep

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02983086894765157930 clellascorner.blogspot.com

    Well I’m finally reading and as usual finding your wisdom and insight so uplifting. I like the “velcro” line particularly. thanks Jean

  • http://drgtjustwondering.blogspot.com/ drgtjustwondering

    so thoughtfully said – thank you1

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14415814125499548149 Deborah Ann

    Ah yes, the shiny objects. Beautiful post, Jean! Great reminder to cling to Christ and not to the world…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06407030126646055880 Jean Wise

    Thank you for all the comments. I have been thinking about how memorizing His word puts us into His loving hands too.

    Michele – interesting your comment about Japan. I was gone this weekend so wrote and preposted this piece BEFORE all the tragedy there. wow, to read this now with that insight adds new depth to this verse. Thank you for that insight.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00359712465784943599 Michelle DeRusha@Graceful

    This verse makes me think of those suffering in Japan, too. It’s easy for us so removed from the tragedy to watch the news or see the films and photos and then move on with our days and our own concerns. But we must not forget what our eyes have seen. We need to hold the Japanese people in our hearts and pray that they know God is with them in their pain and suffering.

    Thank you for this timely reminder, Jean.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00359712465784943599 Michelle DeRusha@Graceful

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11922217075098912235 Kim Turnage

    “I let my hands get so filled with others things I cannot cling to Your hands.”

    Oh yes.

    And “cup my life with your hands,” I can see that.

    Thank you for this today.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14701362919026534336 Jen

    Funny, I see a kinship between our posts today — this part: Thank you for protecting my heart so I don’t let Your words slip out.

  • http://tcsoko.wordpress.com/ tcsoko

    I love the thought of His love being velcro around our hearts – it is so true that we are not even capable of loving Him on our own, He even helps us with that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06055245047864169568 Connie@raise your eyes

    “to follow the shiny objects of the world instead of focusing only on You.”…oh yes…so many shiny objects designed to distract…keep our focus clear LORD…amen

  • http://writingcanvas.wordpress.com/ writingcanvas

    Thank you for sharing . . . loved this visualization . . .

    Lord Your love is the Velcro around my heart to help me cling to You.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00658423323731449505 Tiffini

    we are prone to wander..to forget. I am so thankful for His reminders and all of the ways He reminds!
    xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17012982939454873340 Karen

    Anchor and stay-great words for current times. Thank you, Jeanie.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13381497588682411499 Phather Phil Malmstrom

    This was lovely.

    He truly is ever-faithful to us Jean, even through our brokenness and human weaknesses.

    And I especially liked the line : “Lord Your love is the Velcro around my heart to help me cling to You.”

    :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!