Thursday, November 6, 2014


Today’s Reading: Numbers 4

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In this replica of the Tabernacle of Moses, the High Priest worships in the Holy Place, just outside of the Holy of Holies.

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Key Verse: Numbers 4:49

According to the commandment of the Lord they were numbered by the hand of Moses, each according to his service and according to his task; thus were they numbered by him, as the Lord commanded Moses.


God has a job for everyone, the willing workers, and even those who are willing to let the self-starters with drive do it all. Sharing our time, our energies, and our resources with others in God’s work is absolutely essential. God, in His wisdom, wants each individual to serve, functioning as a member of the team, so that the burden is not carried by the few but by the many. The Tabernacle was the forerunner to the Church. In the Church, God calls people to serve (see Ephesians 4:11-16). Paul tells us about the leadership in the Church and also gives the reasons why we need those who are gifted by God in ministry. Check out also 1 Corinthians 12:28-31. None of us are left out. I particularly like God’s appointment of “Helps.”


Dear Lord Jesus, show me that to which You have appointed me for this time of my life. I know that spending time daily with You and Your Word are definitely part of my appointment. Please show me what else You have for me today. Amen!


I was about to turn 17 when I knew God was calling me into ministry. God did not give me any details. I thought about the word “ministry” and realized that it meant that I was simply to be a servant and to serve wherever and whenever the opportunity arose. It could be in the form of a request from others, or it could be at God’s initiative. It could be as a result of my own initiative as well. My job was to get busy. I’ve often come across people who are waiting for God to open doors. That’s never been my problem. I’ve seen open doors everywhere. I believe that every street corner is a ministry location. I don’t need to wait for a formal call to Pastor a Church, for example. On a Monday morning at 4 a.m. I committed to this blog. I’m not computer savvy, but I knew I could learn. Four months later, showed up. I’ve read replies to my blog already this morning. Thanks for encouraging me to continue. My job is not to answer questions, for that’s where God has put the ministry gifts in the local Church. Someone has that job and God has gifted that person to be a help.

Yours for all of us finding the job God has for each one of us,


29 thoughts on “Thursday, November 6, 2014

  1. Amen! Thank you for your steadfast encouragement, David, through this blog, and reminder to keep our focus on God and His Word.

    If all my days were sunny, could I say,
    “In His fair land He wipes all tears away”?
    If I were never weary, could I keep
    Close to my heart, “He gives His loved ones sleep”?
    Were no graves mine, might I not come to deem
    The Life Eternal but a baseless dream?
    My winter, and my tears, and weariness,
    Even my graves, may be His way to bless.
    I call them ills; yet that can surely be
    Nothing but love that shows my Lord to me!

    “The most deeply taught Christians are generally those who have been brought into the searching fires of deep soul-anguish. If you have been praying to know more of Christ, do not be surprised if He takes you aside into a desert place, or leads you into a furnace of pain.”

    Do not punish me, Lord, by taking my cross from me, but comfort me by submitting me to Thy will, and by making me to love the cross. Give me that by which Thou shalt be best served… and let me hold it for the greatest of all Thy mercies, that Thou shouldst glorify Thy name in me, according to Thy will.
    –A Captive’s Prayer

    Streams in the Desert, Cowman, November 6.

    Blessings dear saints. Praying for everyone in the still of the morning.

  2. thank you for your faithful work you are doing to honor the Lord I am with you for the second time round reading the Bible and must say doing it with your blog has shown me things I missed the first time Much appreciate your blog

  3. No need to ever feel useless or even abandoned. Our Lord has a purpose for each of us in every stage in life! Thank You Father! His blessings to all this November day!

  4. Thank you pastor for your faithful service to the call on your life.
    Had the privilege last night of leading my youngest son, 22′ to Christ!!!!
    Praying for him and my other two sons for finding Gods next step in their lifes journey.
    Thanks be to Jesus!!!!

  5. Thank you Lord for saving that young son of Andrea’s, give him and his brothers a clear vision as to what you want them to do in the days that lie ahead of them. Amen. Pastor David you always encourage me to do better. Thank you Beverlee for your words this morning, hope you are feeling better. You are a blessing to me.

  6. Love the idea that I don’t have to be the best of the best. God will love me anyway as long as I believe in His sacrifice for me and all souls.
    Since finding out God loves the colour purple, I try to buy purple clothing whenever the choice presents itself. Walmart doesn’t bring in purple a lot:-)
    Blessings dear saints.

  7. Praise the Lord and bless you Rev. David Mainse. May the Lord continue to use you mightily for His Kingdom. May the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Numbers 6: 24-26

  8. Good morning David and everyone! Thank you for the good word today and everyday. Is it possible to add a facebook or twitter connection to your blog so that we may easily share it with others? You have such a good way of sharing the word and adding practical life situations to it, it would be nice to share with everyone.

    Have a super blessed day everyone!
    Your sister in Christ
    Linda L. Price

  9. You encourage us to keep going too David. The Lord is sustaining me and thank you saints. Read Psalm 121 this morning out loud.
    …I will lift up my eyes to the hills-from whence comes my help
    My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
    He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.
    Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
    The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
    The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
    The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.
    The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from
    this time forth, and even forevermore.

  10. yes doing something meaningful and getting paid is wonderful, and if a person has a good pension then volunteering at something you enjoy is also wonderful and a delight! I AM DESPERATE! Please pray that I can find something that I enjoy and is profitable that I can do in the late afternoons or evenings..I am no good in the am. but can do things in the latter of the day, I think I can handle 8-10 hours a week, I had my criminal serch redone and I wondered why did I do that? I felt God told me to do so. So here I am Lord, what can I do? The comments are so uplifting. Blessings to everyone

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