Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Today’s Reading: Exodus 7

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"On the way to the 'old' city of Jerusalem I saw this 'new' light rail train suspension bridge. Where are the train tracks? Down below, but I found the cables and sky far more interesting. It is designed to represent the harp of King David." - Reynold

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 7:5

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.


God’s purposes will be carried out in His timing, with or without the willing co-operation of His people, and in spite of the opposition of His enemies. Please look up and read Psalm 105:26-36 where the plagues that came upon the Egyptians are capsulized. Pharaoh set himself to oppose God’s purposes. Pharaoh does not win this battle. I recommend also that we read Revelation 15 & 16. The plagues listed in Revelation are in the future and come upon mankind to fulfill God’s purposes. “God is Love” (1 John 4:8), and it must hurt Him far more than we can conceive when He must allow judgment, which people bring upon themselves, so that His purposes come to pass. As our Father, He knows what is best for His children, and He will do what is right for time and for eternity.


Dear Lord God, I humbly ask for Your grace that I may fulfill Your purposes in obedience to Your will. I understand so very little about Your ways in which You do things; but I’m trusting You that “Your will may be done in earth as it is in Heaven.” I know that to do Your will cost Jesus of Nazareth His life. Whatever it takes, Lord, I’m Yours forever. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen!


Reynold’s photo for today speaks to me of the fact that the Children of Israel made it to the Promised Land twice (in ancient AND modern times). The first time 40 years after their deliverance from Egypt and the second time after the demonic anti-semitism of Hitler and others. The first deliverance was 1400 B.C. approximately, and the second in 1948 A.D., when Israel became a sovereign state once again. I remember the first because at family devotions we read the words of Moses, and the second time I remember because we read the Ottawa Citizen newspaper and discussed the purposes of God for His ancient people (I was almost 12 at the time). When God asks in His Word that we should pray for something, I try to remember to do it. He tells us to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6). That prayer is sure needed today!

Yours, praying for God’s will to be done in His way and in His timing,



20 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 12, 2014

  1. David I want to pray the same prayer as you and as well for those in Jerusalem.
    I never understood the book of Revelations maybe some day in the future I will
    Hope you have a great day today all bloggers and their families.
    Lianne Hogg

  2. Praying for peace in Jerusalem and other nations in turmoil and Christian persecution. Praise Our Lord for the fate of every nation, which is sealed securely in the hand of the Maker of Creation. Amen.

  3. Yes, am praying for the peace of Jerusalem and the salvation of Israel. Have a great day everyone and may God’s will be done in earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

  4. Amen, I also pray for the peace of jerusalem , Be still and know this
    fight is My fight says the Lord.,@chronicles 20 : 15 17 Do not be afraid Amen…..R.

  5. Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her, all you who love her , rejoice greatly with her and all you who mourn over her. Isaiah 66 .10
    Amen, Amen.
    Shalom , everyone.
    xoxoxo Carole

  6. When I did our reading today, I could not think of anything else but how so many leaders like Pharaoh have brought destruction on their people because of their hardness of heart. We need to pray fervently for our leaders. So glad Our Lord has everything in a His mighty hands.

    I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and those in turmoil, especially our christian brothers and sisters throughout the world.

    Lord, make us instruments of your peace!

  7. If I was GOD, I’d be losing my temper with these barbarians by now!!
    This getting to be way too much!! Israel is always picked on by somebody!!

    He could fix them so fast!! If he would!!

    Nancy xoxo

  8. thank you for the beautiful photo Reynold of King David’s harp; King David worshiped and praised the Lord beautifully: His Psalms say it.

    Truly God’s purposes and timing are perfect and worthy be trusted and leaned on. For His ways and thoughts are far above our understanding!
    “How Great is Our God, and Greatly to be praised”!!!! AMEN, and AMEN!!!

  9. Oh, Lord, praying Your peace upon Jerusalem. Bring an end to the destruction of war in the middle east, Lord, and let the ceasefire remain in tact. In Jesus’ precious name we pray, amen, amen and amen.

    “It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You give me your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. You broaden the path beneath me, so that my ankles do not turn.” Psalm 18:32-36

    “The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.” Psalm 29:11

    “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

  10. Happy Birhday to you both . Pray that God keeps useing you both in his ministry. Thank you for your faithfulness. You have been a source of strength . God Bless you both

  11. Happy Birthday David on August 13 and a a very Happy Birthday to Norma Jean on AUGUST 14.MAY you both have and enjoy your special day.David we really enjoy your 100 word blog its so uplifting.
    . SINCERELY Nancy & Joyce.
    . from OSHAWA ONT

  12. I wishes David a Happy Birthday yesterday I hope that it is not to late to wish Norma-Jean A very Happy Birthday

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