Monday, July 11, 2016


Today’s Reading: Genesis 28-29

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Three tourists standing on the Mount of Olives enjoy the view as the sun sets over the city of Jerusalem.

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Key Verse: Genesis 28:15

…Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.


God makes promises! In this way He encouraged Jacob. Jacob had heard the stories of God’s promises to his grandfather, Abraham, and his father, Isaac, over and over again. It has been said, “God has no grandchildren.” In other words, every generation must enter into a personal relationship with God. Jacob needed to hear from God. He was in a place of turmoil, running away from home, driven to desperate measures because of his own bad decisions. Jacob may have been blaming his disfunctional family. No doubt, trying to sleep that night with a stone as his pillow was truly a “dark night of the soul.” But “between a rock and a hard place,” God took the initiative and gave Jacob assurance of His Presence. From this place going forward, Jacob knew he would never be alone again. God would fulfill all of His promises.


God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I humbly call on You. Please speak to me. I need You! Please give me a promise for my life, for my future as You did for Jacob. In the Name of Your Son, Jesus, I pray. Amen!


Throughout my life I have received promises from God that moved me forward in His plan. For example, Norma-Jean and I had been producing a weekly telecast for 14 years, plus a children’s telecast for 3 years, when I became aware that it was time to move into a daily production. I believe I had heard that “still small Voice” about this, but I was still not prepared to move out of my comfort zone, taking on a challenge that would involve creating the first professionally equipped TV studio in Canada devoted exclusively to Christian productions. It was at a prayer meeting in August of 1976 that God spoke clearly through two Scriptures, Psalm 19:2 and Acts 2:47. The first says, “DAY UNTO DAY utters speech,” and the second says, “The Lord added to the Church DAILY those who were being saved.” The combination of God’s communication with my spirit and the confirmation of Scripture was enough. On June 15, 1977, the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast was first broadcast live from that address in downtown Toronto, and it’s still going strong daily today! (click here for a 100 Huntley Street program from four years ago when my son Ron and his wife Ann showed some video clips from the very first daily program in 1977). To watch current programs, go to

Yours, believing God with you for God to speak to you today,


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10 thoughts on “Monday, July 11, 2016

  1. As David stated “God took the initiative and gave Jacob assurance of His Presence. God also takes the initiative today in our lives. God is never far from each one of us, He is a personal Lord, and will continue to bless those who seek Him with their heart. He is personal in that He wants to be in relationship with us, to guide us, to comfort us and to share with us along life’s journey and beyond. God wants us to know that we are not alone, that He is with us, and for this reason He sent Jesus to save from sin so that whoever might believe on Him would have this personal relationship with God. Jesus is indeed the way, the truth and the light.

  2. I am really enjoying having the option of either reading the message or hearing/seeing it in the video, and will sometimes do both. I also like being able to hear the scripture as well as read it. I think using both senses helps to absorb the message. Fabulous!

  3. WOW.

    Good to see the original “just wing it Norma Jean” clip from 1977 with Ron and Ann four years ago.

    Looking forward to today’s programme with Lorna in her new role.


  4. Thank you David for listening to that still small voice and taking a leap of faith to start doing the daily broadcast of 100 Huntley Street. I visited the studios several times and loved it.
    The Lord bless you

  5. Amen! It is good to know that we are not alone, that God is with us in all areas of our life. Also looking forward to Lorna’s first day at 100 Huntley St. God is with you Lorna! and David!

  6. Open to receiving You, today, Jesus. Come into our hearts–amen! Moving scripture and prayer, today. Looking forward to watching Lorna, this morning at 9:30 and also enjoyed the clip. We love you David and Norma-Jean Mainse and thank you so much for listening to the Spirit, following God’s calling on your life, and producing 100 Huntley Street!

    Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved,
    for you are my praise. Jeremiah 17:14 ESV

    Rascal Flatts – Bless The Broken Road

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