Working at Amazon, I come across thousands of books annually with interesting titles. One book that I own is entitled, You Are What You Speak. While I haven’t read this book from cover to cover, its premise claims the words you choose influences the person you become. For example, the more positive your outlook, the better your chances improve on reaching your dreams and goals in life. Meanwhile, the more pessimistic you get, the less likely your dreams and destiny will ever intersect.
Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer,” Exodus 15:26.
In a world losing honesty and integrity, Moses shares an important message to Israel during the Exodus out of Egypt. Moses doesn’t guess or speculate, he writes with certainty. If you want to avoid the same fate as Pharaoh’s people, be diligent in listening to the voice of the Lord. Moses isn’t out of his mind, rather he is leading the way toward healing, safety and security in this life. When you keep God’s commandments, you are laying a fertile foundation for faith to take root.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well, Matthew 6:33.
In the middle of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, he references Moses indirectly. Yet, Jesus lays out a blue print for those who long for a place where dreams and destiny intersect. Instead of creating a shopping list of prayers to present before God, Jesus sets out the priorities needed to receive God’s blessings. First, seek out God’s kingdom as you pursue righteousness. Once faith becomes a life style, then daily bread and many more things will be provided supernaturally from God. Although I haven’t reached this place yet, I long for the day when my dreams and destiny intersect.
by Jay Mankus