NOTE from Ron Mainse: My Dad does not know that I’m adding this to his blog, but I wanted all of his blog-reader friends to know that today is a special day…Dad’s 78th birthday! Also, tomorrow is my Mom’s birthday (Norma-Jean Mainse)…so Happy Birthday Dad & Mom! Thanks for continuing to be a blessing to so many. I love you! …Friends, why not send a birthday greeting to them today (for Dad) and tomorrow (for Mom)? You can post it as a comment on the blog at 100words.ca (If you’re new to doing that, just click on the “Comments” bubble at the top. You can read comments of others and simply scroll to the bottom of the comments to leave your own message).
THE WORD OF MOSES
Today’s Reading: Exodus 8
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Key Verse: Exodus 8:13a
So the Lord did according to the word of Moses.
Moses spoke, and God backed him up with supernatural power. Some have used this reality to get God to do their will. No, no, we are to do God’s will. First we find out the will of God, and then we speak, and God acts accordingly. Jesus’ word was always effective, 100% of the time. Why? Because He could say, “The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do” (John 5:19). Jesus got up very early each morning to spend time with His Father in prayer (Mark 1:35). Jesus functioned as a Man filled with the Holy Spirit. He was, is, and ever shall be fully God, but He laid aside the exercise of His Diety. He took time to find His Father’s plan for the new day, and then did what His Father wanted Him to do. This is also the way we can know what to speak, and God will do that which we speak as He did for Moses.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father God, I want what You want. Help me to speak out that which You give me to speak so that “Your will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” I pray this in the Name of Jesus who always, without fail, did Your perfect will. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I remember Norma-Jean coming home with a booklet entitled, “Hung by the Tongue.” It pointed out the power of our words for good or evil, for positive or negative results. Jesus never ever used His essential divinity for selfish purposes. He lived as a Spirit-filled human being. The temptation of Jesus is an example of this (Matthew 4:3-4). He could’ve turned the stones into bread as Satan suggested, but He refused to help Himself in this way. It’s sad to report that there are those today who claim “prosperity” for themselves, twisting the Scriptures, seeking to manipulate God for their own purposes, taking advantage of their position of influence to manipulate people into giving sacrifically so that the manipulator may prosper. Simon the sorcerer did this. Please look this up as I have done (Acts 8:9-25). Run from those who, like Simon, are “claiming to be someone great,” and (as verse 10 says), “All gave heed to him from the least to the greatest saying, ‘This man is the great power of God.'”
Yours for hearing from God each morning and then speaking and doing His will,