So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

Jodie Niznik

S6 Ep 7B | Ellen Krause on Deuteronomy 8:6-14 (Moses 7)

September 14, 2022   ●   29 min

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Ellen and her daughters, Taylor and Ashley, run the ministry Coffee and Bible Time, which started on YouTube to inspire the delight of God’s word and to help people come to know Jesus personally - it now has over 340,000 subscribers. They’ve branched out to become a community of followers that seeks to share stories, spark imagination and be welcoming to new friends. And Ellen, as the mentor mama, hosts the coffee and Bible time podcast. They also write Bible studies and create other resources to help followers as the journey with Jesus. Take a few minutes to meditate on Deuteronomy 8:6-14 and then listen in to hear where God led Ellen.   Some highlights from our conversation: Ellen looks up two of the key words in the passage, obedience and revere, and helps us understand the fuller meaning of these tricky and often misrepresented words. How the Lord used this passage to remind Ellen of some truths she will need as she shares their new YouTube series Biblical Perspectives on Raw Topics The three things Ellen saw in this passage How the Coffee and Bible Time ministry started and what it’s like to work with her daughters.   You can find Ellen and her daughters at   Where you will find links to their podcast, videos and Bible study resources. Follow their YouTube channel here Follow on Instagram: @coffeeandbibletime On Facebook: CoffeeandBibleTime   The exact verses read in this podcast are Deuteronomy 8:6-14 6 Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. 7 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills. 10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. 11 Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. 12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

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