Great Plains Daily Devotional for 10/27/2021

Today please be in prayer for

Administrative Services Benefits Officer
Topeka District
Administrative Services Benefits Officer Assistant
Topeka District
Administrative Services Camps Accountant
Topeka District
Administrative Services Human Resources Manager
Topeka District

Today's Lectionary Text

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Now these are the commandments, the regulations, and the case laws that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you to follow in the land you are entering to possess, so that you will fear the Lord your God by keeping all his regulations and his commandments that I am commanding you—both you and your sons and daughters—all the days of your life and so that you will lengthen your life. Listen to them, Israel! Follow them carefully so that things will go well for you and so that you will continue to multiply exactly as the Lord, your ancestors’ God, promised you, in a land full of milk and honey.

Israel, listen! Our God is the Lord! Only the Lord!

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up. Tie them on your hand as a sign. They should be on your forehead as a symbol. Write them on your house’s doorframes and on your city’s gates.

Today's Devotional

I often find myself wandering around wondering about something. My mind can go in a million different directions, never landing long enough to ponder all things out. What if I would have not done this or that? What if I had done this or that? Where would I be – better yet, who would I be?
This passage makes me wonder.
I wonder what our churches, communities, states, nation and world would look like if we:
  • Loved the Lord our God with all our heart, being and strength?
  • Had God’s Word always on our minds?
  • Recited God’s Word to the children?
  • Talking about God’s Word was in the everyday, ordinary way of our lives?
  • We wore God’s Word visibly on our hands and foreheads?
  • God’s Word adored our doorframes?
The wondering brings a big smile on my face and warms my heart. It’s not hard to imagine what it would be like if we lived that way. I can just see God beaming with a heart of gratitude! I can hear Jesus say, “well done!” What a wonderful life that would be!

Let’s stop wondering what it would be like and let’s start living it. We are the only ones who can decide for ourselves. Let us turn this life into a truly wonderful life!

--Rev. Hollie Tapley, disaster response coordinator

Prayer for Reflection

Holy Spirit, pull us into living this passage. Empower each of us to truly love You will our heart, being, strength, and every fiber of our being. Amen.


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