Thursday, September 1, 2016

BE PREPARED

Today’s Reading: Exodus 31

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

The priest is before the Altar of Incense and the Veil, behind which is the Holy of Holies. This is in the full-sized replica of the Old Testament Tabernacle which was on display at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, during the summer of 2012.

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

Key Verse: Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship.

 

In order to be prepared for all God desires, we must do our part. Yes, God will give us gifts, enabling us to do our part. God created gold, silver, copper (out of which bronze was made), and jewels. Bezaleel, grandson of Hur, who lifted the hands of Moses, was prepared with his gifts to co-operate with God for God’s purpose. He was the chief artisan of the Tabernacle. God gave Moses the details but never intended that Moses would do it all by himself. We need the leadership of our Pastors, and our Pastors need us. As God has filled us with His Spirit, given us gifts “in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,” let’s show up and say, “I’m here Pastor. What do you need done?”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, by Your grace given to me, I will show up at the Pastor’s study and ask, “Is there anything I can do to help you fulfill God’s call?” Lord, may I be willing to do a small task which no one else but You and the Pastor will know about, or a big task which the whole congregation notices. May I not expect recognition or honour. I want to be Your loyal servant. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen (so be it)!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The motto of the Boy Scouts is “Be Prepared.” I had the opportunity to be a Cub, a Scout, and at 18, a Scout Leader for a year. I had those two words drilled into me. I love to work with my hands, as well as my heart and mind. Norma-Jean loves to serve too. A couple of years back, she took on a project of knitting toques for AIDS orphans in Africa. It gets cold in the highlands of Africa, particularly at night. I watched her for days as she knitted 55 of them. Many others joined her as our Crossroads Missions promoted the “Toques for Africa” challenge. We received over 10,300 knitted toques by our 100 Huntley Street viewers! Our missions partner in Swaziland booked the National Stadium, filled it with AIDS orphaned children, and handed out these treasures, along with many other blessings. What joy this service brought to the heart of God and to the hearts and heads of the children. (Our mission partner for that project was Heart for Africawww.heartforafrica.org).

Yours for service for the Lord,

David

 

9 thoughts on “Thursday, September 1, 2016

  1. Your prayer Pastor David is my desire. Holy Spirit help me fill that desire to serve with a willing heart.

    I pray your health is improving. God bless.

    • Praying that you are gaining strength each day, Pastor. A great message again today. Blessings on you and all who participate in the blog.

  2. Praise God for the Ten Commandments, written by God’s finger–amen! Thank you for the vlog, David, and wonderful prayer, this morning. Wishing all saints a precious day, in the Lord. And for anyone struggling in anyway, call upon Jesus–He will be with you. Amen!

    As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness:
    I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
    Psalm 17:15 KJV

    Healing with Scriptures and Soaking
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riL_UmSk_MM

  3. Always appreciate your words of wisdom and guidance through this early morning blog. Thank you Pastor David: And your powerful prayers and personal life stories.

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him all creatures here below, praise Him above you heavenly hosts, Praise Father, Son and Holy Spirit!!

    Praise God for the wonderful gifts He gives His children.

    Have a glorious day all you saints…filled with the Joy of the Lord!

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