Friday, June 18, 2021

STARS IN THE SKY

Today’s¬†Reading: 1 Chronicles 27

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Capturing a golden moment over the beautiful Old City of Jerusalem.

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Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 27:23

But David did not take the number of those twenty years old and under, because the Lord had said He would multiply Israel like the stars of the heavens.

 

Abraham, known as the father of faith, was given the promise from God at least three different times that his children would be like the “stars of the heavens.” With the continued listing of names in today’s reading, we may want to read Genesis 22:1-17. God promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel) to multiply their people, and King David believed God’s promise. A thousand years later, the writer to the Hebrews picks up the story and reaffirms the fact of God’s promise (Hebrews 11:8-19). God’s promise has come true and is continuing to be fulfilled. The people of God are uncountable. All of us who are believers in the God of Abraham, and in the One who said, “Before Abraham was, I AM,” are in the heavenly census (read John 8:56-59). We too, along with David, are part of that number, “like the stars of the heavens.”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You that by faith I am numbered in Your census, which shows Your children are more in number than the stars of the heavens. I pray that I will be a help in Your work of adding even more people to that number. I’m reminded, Lord, that Your prophet Daniel wrote, “Those who turn many to righteousness [shall shine] like the stars forever and ever.” Grant me the gift of faithfulness in prayer, in witness, and in supporting those who are also winning precious souls to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I have a vivid imagination. I can imagine the scene in Heaven when I first confessed Jesus as my personal Saviour and Lord. Jesus said, “Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him will I also confess before My Father who is in Heaven” (Matthew 10:32). So here’s the scene. It’s a Monday in the locker room at high school. The past Friday evening in the Glebe Collegiate auditorium, I had gone forward to receive Jesus as Saviour and Lord, and now I was determined to tell my fellow basketball players about it. I said something like this,”I have an announcement! You’ll see a different Mainse from now on. I have given my life to Jesus.” There was silence, some teasing, and then life went on. However, things happened in Heaven. I believe Jesus kept His Word and said something like this: “Father, David Charles Mainse has just confessed Me in front of his high school teammates.” According to Scripture, there was rejoicing in Heaven. Then I can imagine one of the angels, who was listening to Jesus, writing my name down in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I was counted in God’s census. Okay, it may not have been exactly like that. I’ll find out some day. I do believe that I’m in that number…a greater number than the stars of the heavens!

Yours for increasing daily the number of the children of Abraham,

David

11 thoughts on “Friday, June 18, 2021

  1. Thank You, Father, for saving us. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for giving Your life for us. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for empowering us to live as children of the living God. Bless and strengthen all Your people today, Lord, and help each one to be part of Your great mission of turning many to righteousness, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Beautiful sunrise photo. Feeling prayers, this morning. “Be at peace, my child. For I have made a way for you,” keeps coming to me. Thank you, fellow saints in the Lord. Please know I am also praying for you. May your day be blessed.

    Ever nearer, to heaven we’ll see,
    When thy Lord, we cling to Thee.
    For our souls, are meant to be,
    Claimed by Your, great majesty.
    Beverlee Kay ©2021

    Hymn “Be Still My Soul” – with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqgC1tqifV8

  3. Beautiful song Beverlee. Looking forward to that day – really looking forward. There is much work to be done this side of heaven. Prayers for those around us, for family, friends, leaders, countries. What a day that will be when my Jesus I will see – what a glorious day. Blessings all.

  4. “Prayer Map of Canada” for the 18th day of the month:

    1. Pray that pastor’s will experience spiritual, emotional and physical refreshing from the presence of the Lord. ( Jeremiah 31:25)
    2. Pray that the Lord will protect and deliver our nation from danger and adversity. (Psalm 34:7)

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