You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. NIV
It hit me this morning. On this entire planet, there are only two places that I can be … in my house, or outside my house.
This verse says that if I am obedient to God, I will be blessed no matter where I go. That’s certainly a reminder not to worry.
I absolutely feel blessed inside my house. It is filled with reminders of people that I love, each of whom is a blessing to me.
And, when I go out, I will be blessed, too …
My parents attend a very large church. It has a completely massive parking lot. They began attending there when I was away at school. On my first trip home, my sister rode with me to the church in my car so that I would not get lost. When I got out of the car, I remember thinking, and then kidding with her, that I half expected to see a parking lot tram, like the ones they have at Disney World, that would come by to transport us to the building.
The various sections of the lot are named for blessings that the Bible promises. I thought was a nice touch. That first night, I parked in “Peace.” I liked that.
But, the greatest blessing in that parking lot, came when I left it … when I went out.
There was a big sign. I soon learned that there was one at every exit. It said, “You are now entering the mission field.” I had never seen it that way.
Each time I leave my house, I am entering the mission field. There is no sign by my door, but perhaps there should be, to remind me.
The world is filled with people who are not aware of the blessings held in Deuteronomy 28 … they don’t have the privilege of receiving the blessings that obedience brings, because they don’t know about the offer …
I will be blessed when I go out … out into the mission field.
That’s what I’ll think about today.