Friday, November 20, 2020

INAUGURATION

Today’s Reading: Numbers 27-28

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).

Two ladies re-enact first century life at Nazareth Village in Nazareth. What a joy it was to visit yesterday this amazing outreach  for Jesus with our group.

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

Key Verse: Numbers 27:22-23

So Moses did as the Lord commanded him. He took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation. And he laid his hands on him and inaugurated him, just as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

Our reading begins with God’s concerns for women’s rights and proceeds to document the protocol for choosing a new leader. The gracious way that Moses carried out the leadership transfer is a testimony to the quality of his character. Instead of a desperate attempt to retain power, he prays for his successor and expresses concern for the welfare of the people. Moses had 40 years of wilderness living, during which time his ability and reputation as a leader were frequently under fire. His character was not shattered by tough times, but rather strengthened. We can learn here that it is not success that builds character, but trials, tribulations and difficult circumstances. James 1:2-3 tells us to “Consider it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for Your will in my life so that, like Moses, I will experience the development of Godly character. Help me to learn to accept Your direction, denying my own desires, and submitting to Your desires for my life. Through Jesus, my Lord and Saviour, I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I was 67 years old when I stepped aside from senior leadership of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. and Crossroads Television System (YES TV) – (click on them to see the websites of these organizations). I continued as a board member of CTS, a network of TV stations, and accepted the “Social Concerns” portfolio for CCCI. I understand these concerns to be the weighty moral issues that impact us all in various ways. Below is a 3-D ultra sound photograph of Ron and Ann’s granddaughter, and the daughter of Andrea and Jason. Her name is Jadice. She was born on December 31st, 2012. I’ve asked Ron to put that picture of Jadice on today’s blog, as well as a recent picture of her. I ask the reader to look carefully at Jadice. Those who proclaim so-called “pro choice” are willing to have that little one torn apart in a most cruel manner. I weep now as I contemplate the many lives, full of such great promise, that have been destroyed by abortion. I believe that this is the most important moral concern today. On His way to the cross, a great multitude of the people mourned as Jesus carried His Cross. Jesus’ took time to make a pro-life and anti-abortion statement. He spoke directly to the women who mourned. He turned to them and said… (see Luke 23:28-31).

Yours for the development in us all of Jesus’ character,

David

P.S. Also, in addition to Jadice’s photos below, here is a video from a barber shop in Israel  Michael T. Wall, a country and western singer from Newfoundland, travelled with us. He was surprised with one of his songs that the barber found online and brought up on the TV screen…what followed was a lot of fun! (click here)…and here is one of his songs on Youtube.

3-D ultrasound of Ron & Ann’s granddaughter, Jadice, born on December 31st, 2012.

Jadice at 3-1/2 years old.

Jadice at 3-1/2 years old.

 

14 thoughts on “Friday, November 20, 2020

  1. Thank You Jesus, for Your prophecy over us. Quoting David, this morning: “Yours for the development in us all of Jesus’ character.” For all the children that would be saved and have a mighty purpose in this world, we pray. Amen. Praying for Teresa’s niece Vienna. Lord God, You know Teresa’s heart and needs. Give her friendship there, that makes her feel comfortable and confident in her surroundings to master her schoolwork. We have faith You will make the difference for her. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord.

    “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” matthew 7:7-8 ESV

    Mighty To Save – Hillsong [With Lyrics]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sqb9hvJjb8

    • Currently, I am facing a pressing challenge that involves re-setting personal boundaries. It often seems more difficult to attain this in the Christian world as we are affiliated with friends at church. I have started a new book, Answers to Questions about Adversity by David Jeremiah (pp. 24-5).

      “The most important lessons I’ve learned in my life have been learned in times of challenge. God uses critics and enemies and problems and dangers to drive us to Himself. The key is to trust less in self and more in God, and one of the ways we learn this lesson is through adversity.”

      “Whether Jesus calms the storm around you or calms you in the midst of the storm, you’re safe wherever He is.”

      Finding reassurance in those words and ever thankful to God for His saving mercy and grace. Amen.

  2. Father, we so need You. Our families need You. Our countries need You. The people around us need You. Thank You for being an ever-present help in times of trouble. We commit ourselves, our families, our countries and those around us into Your care. Have Your way and be exalted throughout this world, O King of all, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. Thank you Ron for posting the pictures of Jadice. It carries a true story. The LORD has a plan for each child he has created.

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