Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do
not see. - Hebrews 11:1
Shared in the post “The Servant of Christ Jesus”, Paul gave the
church at Rome some facts of the Gospel;
that it was promised from the beginning, that Christ died for our sins on the
Cross, and that all who believe in Christ as the Son of God receive eternal
There's a special feeling you
get when you've been a part of helping bring the message to others. This day
with God, let us obediently respond to the facts of the Gospel and fulfill our
call as a witness. Here is a song to inspire as we go about our day: My Story by Big Daddy Weave.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish,
and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much
fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. - John 15:7-8
As posted in “Order and Patience” about the tent of
meeting, the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day and a fire was in
the cloud by night. When the cloud lifted, they knew to set out on their travels
so it was like the Holy Spirit guiding the Israelites.
Today, this power known as the
Holy Spirit is given to all that have committed
to following Christ. Take inspiration from the song Lead Me to the Cross - Hillsong as you
set out on your journey today.
Within the tabernacle was where
the Spirit of God resided during the time of Moses. Because Christ was the
ultimate sacrifice for sin, today the Spirit of God lives in all who accept
Christ as Savior just as laid out in God’s plan for us.
Take inspiration from today’s
video Christ in Me by Jeremy Camp.
This day, run free into an unending ocean of mercy. Let the world see that you
are free as you shine the light and give a spark that lights up a sometimes
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or
under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. - 2 Corinthians 9:7
As pointed out in the post “Moved by the Spirit to Give”, you can
satisfy that craving deep down inside by being a cheerful giver; feeding your soul by giving your skills, your time,
and your resources. So enthusiastically give from your heart for the needs of
others and the Spirit of the Lord.
The song When Love Sees You by Mac Powell is
about stories of giving. In the Bible, we learn about the blind beggar that is
blessed by the healing power of Christ, the widow that gave all she had as an
offering, and Mary who washed the feet of Jesus.
These are just a few of the
inspiring stories found in the Bible. This day with God, share your story of
giving or receiving and be inspired by the ultimate gift which is Christ who
died on the Cross for you and me.
Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with men is possible with God. - Luke
The main point for me as brought
out in the post, “Seeing and Believing”
is that we should be ready to meet God for direction each day just like Moses
did when he went up on Mount Sinai for we serve an amazing all powerful God who
is indescribable and uncontainable.
Our prayers will be heard as we
are connected by accepting our Savior. One small step changes everything and
our first step of accepting Jesus gives us a tremendous resource in the Holy
The Holy Spirit will guide us to
an amazing journey as we step ahead fearlessly. Amazing things will happen
because the presence of the Holy Spirit in our life will lift us to new heights.
Each day can be amazing because
with the Lord, you can passionately believe in what you are doing, let nothing
hold you up in your work and have faith that one day at a time the impossible
will become possible. Watch the video Indescribable
by Chris Tomlin to inspire you this day with God.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all
these things shall be added unto you. – Matthew 6:33
Brought out in the post “Regular Habit” was that Moses would go to a
tent set up away from the camp to meet with God. He would get instructions
about how to lead his people. As we begin each day, it’s important that we do
the same as we ask for guidance along life’s best path.
Moses cared about his people;
refusing to stay put but ready to move when God instructed. Receive inspiration
in the song I Refuse by Josh Wilsonthat has some of the same points as we face the
challenges ahead in fulfilling our purpose.
Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself
will be exalted. - Matthew 23:12
There are times when we have no
control over things and the only ability we have is to go to God in prayer and
humbly receive the power only He can give. Those we lead make messes and we clean
them up only to be pulled back into their messes again. During it all, the
thing we must do is keep calm, care for them, and keep shining the light.
In the post “Qualities of Leadership Found in Moses”, we
find that Moses continued to mediate for his people and was patient with them
even when they didn’t deserve it. Take inspiration from this song "Come As You Are by Crowder". Let us see
hope for the hopeless because all who believe in Christ are precious in God’s
sight. They can come as they are and fall in His arms.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. -
God’s actions seemed delayed
when Moses went to the top of the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments and
the people got impatient. As pointed out in the post “Hope Produces Patience”
our response when the answers to our prayers seem delayed should be to hold on
to the promise just like in this song: Hope
in Front of Me by Danny Gokey.
For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and
all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord
blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. - Exodus 20:11
In the post “Filled With His Spirit”, God provided workers
who could reflect His creative activity in order to build and furnish the tent
of meeting; a place for His people to meet with Him.
Worship time is so important
because it is a time to meet with God and be filled with His Spirit. It also is
a day of rest so we can physically be prepared for the challenges faced in the
Several years ago, I began to
think a lot about how God could use me in a ministry at our church. One area
that caught my attention was using my technology background to help with the
tech team during our worship service.
I also wanted to use technology
in getting God’s Word out with this on-line Bible study guide. We live in a
very busy world with busy schedules so my hope was to use this tool to help with
daily Bible reading and study.
As you listen to this video: In Me by Casting Crowns take some time
to identify your strengths and how you can reflect God’s creative activity to a
world in need.