Thursday, September 1, 2022

BE PREPARED

Today’s Reading: Exodus 31

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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.

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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

10 thoughts on “Thursday, September 1, 2022

  1. SEPTEMBER

    Speak, Lord, in the Stillness
    Emily Crawford (1920)

    1 Speak, Lord, in the stillness
    While I wait on Thee;
    Hushed my heart to listen
    In expectancy.

    2 Speak, O blessed Master,
    In this quiet hour;
    Let me see Thy face, Lord,
    Feel Thy touch of power.

    3 For the words Thou speakest,
    They are life indeed;
    Living bread from heaven,
    Now on my spirit feed!

    4 All to Thee is yielded,
    I am not my own;
    Blissful, glad surrender,
    I am Thine alone.

    5 Speak, Thy servant heareth,
    Be not silent, Lord;
    Waits my soul upon Thee
    For the quickening word.

    6 Fill me with the knowledge
    Of Thy glorious will;
    All Thine own good pleasure
    In Thy child fulfill.
    Amen.

    Author: Emily Crawford
    Emily May Grimes Crawford is described in the author index of the Book of Common Praise (Toronto, 1938) as a Canadian Anglican [as author of “The Master comes! He calls for thee], which she altogether was nor was not. The hymn was first published in London by the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in 1890, before Emily May Grimes had ever left her native England. In 1893, she went to South Africa under CMS sponsorship to work among the Pondo tribe; then, in 1904, she married T.W.W. Crawford, M.D., and went to work with him among the Kikuyu of Kenya. Her career thus far is outlined in Julian (1907), p. 1712. The mission station at which the bride arrived had indeed been started by the CMS, but had been turned over to the newly-formed missionโ€ฆ

    • Thank you Beverlee for the poem and the background on Emily.
      Many Blessings to you and all on this blog.
      Ps Edward and I are hanging in there, also little Judah seems to be doing well, he is five now.๐Ÿค—

  2. The mission in Africa mentioned above, is amazing. The children are given a good education and the lesson are very creative and enhancing. The Lord has been blessing that ministry greatly. Blessings all today and a special thank you to Beverlee for her post.

  3. Blessing to all bloggers. I need prayers. I fell yesterday and my wrist is swollen.
    I read the blog every evening and pray for all your needs.
    Beverlee thank you for your post and everyone else. I’m blessed everyday with you prayers and commits. God Bless You All and the Manse Family.

    • Sorry to hear that you fell yesterday Teresa. I am praying that the Lord will heal your wrist, if is hurting a lot perhaps you need to see a doctor if possible.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

      • Agreeing with Eleanor M for your protection healing and safety Teresa. So sorry to hear of your fall. Trust our dear Lord will strengthen you. ๐Ÿ™ Prayers and peace for you, Edward and Judah, dear Eleanor. ๐Ÿ™

  4. Blessings on one and all. I define myself as a CHRISTIAN”.””..NOT ANY CHURCH ORGANIZATTION , ALTHOUGH I USUALLY ATTEND THE BAPTIST CHURCH OR SIMILAR.

  5. Teresa, I pray that your wrist will heal well and not cause you problems.

    Eleanor, thank you for the update on yourselves and little Judah. I am praying for you and Edward, as well .

    Beverley, so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your post.

    God bless all of you

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