Day 3 V for Venture
Begin with a couple of minutes of stillness and silence, to let go of the things on your mind and to become aware of God’s presence.
READ Deuteronomy 15:11 (MSG)
Give freely and spontaneously. Don’t have a stingy heart. The way you handle matters like this triggers God, your God’s, blessing in everything you do, all your work and ventures.
The word venture is used to describe an activity or a project which is new, potentially exciting and difficult since it involves the risk of failure. We are all familiar with the saying “Nothing ventured nothing gained”! Yet the risk associated with ventures can preclude our participation in them.
In this translation of Deuteronomy 15:11 there is the encouragement to give freely and generously and see God bless your work and ventures. Fear and anxiety coupled with the risk of failure can make us hesitate about embarking on ventures, but if God is clearly guiding us into new ventures, then we can follow his call confident, that whatever the storms we may encounter along the way he will be faithful in accompanying us through them.
Choose a word, phrase, or even the whole verse to silently ponder on. Turn it over and over in your mind and see what God will show you through it.
PRAY the Lord’s Prayer
Carry your chosen word/phrase/verse into the day with you and repeat it at intervals during the day.
Make a note of the insights you gained from this verse in your journal.