Saturday, February 29, 2020

LEAPING UP!

Today’s Bonus Leap Day Reading: Acts 3

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

 

This is a model of the Temple from the time of Jesus, where it was situated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Temple was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. Today, a Muslim mosque, known as the Dome of the Rock (seen in the background), is located on that same Temple Mount.

This is a model of the Temple from the time of Jesus, where it was situated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Temple was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. Today, a Muslim mosque, known as the Dome of the Rock (seen in the background), is located on that same Temple Mount. This is where the miracle in today’s reading took place.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

Key Verse: Acts 3:8

And he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them — walking, leaping, and praising God.

 

This is a once in four years blog, as this year is a leap year! Therefore, we have one extra day, February 29th. Rather than change the regular flow of our two-year journey through the Bible, I’ve decided to add a special reading which should give us all great joy. Here were two Apostles, Peter and John, entering the Temple for a 3:00 p.m. prayer meeting. Those leading the Temple services were the very ones who had conspired to have Jesus crucified, but nothing would deter Jesus’ followers from participating in the life of their Jewish people. They had every reason to never enter the Temple again. As followers of Jesus, we must be there where the people are, in the midst of the culture, in order to meet human need and to impact that culture with the Good News of Jesus!!! It was not the “leaping man” who brought a great many to Christ that day. It was the preaching of the Word by Peter. The former lame man’s “leaping” succeeded in getting the attention of the people so that they would listen to the message. Let’s ask ourselves, What are we doing to get the attention of people so that we then can give out God’s Word? Be creative! Do something today to get someone’s time, eyes and ears, and then share Jesus!!! It may not be as dramatic as a miraculous healing. It could be as simple as a hug for a hurting person, which will provide the opportunity we need to bring someone to the Saviour.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, with “leaping up” fervency I ask for Your Holy Spirit to empower me today to get someone’s attention, so that, like Peter, I can share Your Word. In Your all-powerful Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The leap year is necessary to adjust our calendars so that they will reflect accurately the movement of the Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth. I don’t understand it all, but I have an extra day. I’m using this day to keep a check-up appointment at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. I’m now two years past my predicted expiry date. I believe that the same power of Jesus that caused the lame man at the Temple to leap up is at work in my life. I feel great! Please pray for me that I’ll share Jesus effectively today. I’m praying for every blog partner!

Click here for an example of a time on live TV when I did leap up and dance for joy. I hope that occasion did rap the attention of some viewers so that they heard the testimony which followed.

Yours for a happy Leap Day,

David

21 thoughts on “Saturday, February 29, 2020

  1. Praying today that God would enlighten those in medicine and the health care to acknowledge the sanctity of life and to serve with true integrity and compassion. Lifting both Maria and Beverly before our Almighty God in prayer.

    For you created my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
    Psalm 139 : 13-16

    Also praying today that the Church of Canada would remember the poor and compassionately respond. Peter and John responded, not with gold or silver, but with what they had in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

    All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.
    Galatians 2 : 10
    Praise God and let us continue to worship His holy name united together.

  2. I wish…..I pray that more would take that leap-of-faith and get into the lifeboat then they will want their loved ones to take that same leap-of-faith.
    Breath From God

    Each page is a breath from God,
    Each sentence is written in love
    And it will guide you as you trod
    On your journey home above.

    Let not fear plug up your ears
    Nor the beauty of its truth escape,
    For this truth dissolves all your fears
    And fills your heart with agape.

    To know the mind of the Lord
    Is the purpose of these words divine,
    So that you can wield His mighty sword
    To fulfill His just design.
    (G W) Bill Marshall/30 Nov, 2015

  3. Dear Lord,
    Thank You, thank You, thank You for another day of life. Thank You for loving us, caring for us, saving us… Thank You for being with us, for teaching, shaping, molding and making us in Your image… We commit all Your precious children into Your good care. Protect, sustain and strengthen each one in You, Lord, so each one can do what is right and constructive. Bring all the straying ones in, Lord. As David prayed, help us to share Your Word every day. We pray for those You put in our lives, for their salvation, Lord. May we be good ambassadors of You, Father, we ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

    • thank you Rob
      I am always amazed your words are so similar to my words, yes Lord we are so thankful for Your Word; Your loving us unconditionally;
      Bless all on this site Lord; bring healing where needed;
      Lord please bring me a vacuum cleaner; a machine with a
      hose and connections and a bag to empty each time;
      Lord bless Anna and her big windfall; again Lord her story is my story, I pray for a financial windfall to happen to me; to clear debts;help others;help family;invest the rest for a better income; Thank you Lord
      we pray Lord for a vaccine to stop the virus;

  4. Thank you everyone for your posts today, Beverlee, Charlene, William and Rob. Enjoyed the reading and the music and of course David’s dancing.I am also agreeing in prayer with Charlene for dear Beverlee and Ger.
    Blessings to all in Jesus Name, Eleanor m.

  5. Thank you Eleanor. Prayers for Charlene, Beverlee, Maria and all who are in need right now. That would probably include all of us as we are a needy people and have to listen to what the Lord is speaking to us about. Amen? Good to see Georgian going forward and David’s dance with him awhile back. Appreciate all your posts.

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