Tuesday, July 10, 2018
He will endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through all generations. Psalm 72:5
Use today, for it is a gift, to extend your love.
Noah Builds a Boat – first night
We had a GREAT night last night at VBS. The teachers were fabulous. The food was tasty (completely planned and prepared by IGNITE without any interference from me). The kids all seemed to have a lot fun, especially with Chris and the games. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Supper is served at 5:30 this evening.
For all of you who ‘put your foot down’… or not…
A Prayer to Press On
By Sharon Jaynes
“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.” –Joshua 1:2-3
It is that sentence “I will give you every place where you set your foot,” that stops me in my tracks every time. God had given the Israelites the land, but they still had to take it. They had to put their foot down. They had to take hold of the promise.
I just love miracles. Don’t you? I love reading about times when God mysteriously and supernaturally intervenes in someone’s life—times when what was impossible with man became a reality with God. But almost every time, God performed a miracle in the Bible, He required men and women to participate—to put their foot down.
Build an ark. Lift your staff. Fill your jug. Gather jars. Make a cake. Blow a trumpet. Give a shout.
Jesus echoed his Father’s cadence in the New Testament:
Take up your pallet. Cast your nets. Stretch out your hand. Wash off the mud. Look in the fish’s mouth. Roll away the stone. Stand up straight. Go and tell.
Yes, God does miracles. And in every one of the above-mentioned marvels, God’s power followed someone’s obedience. The key to experiencing the abundant life of relationship with Christ is obedience, and most people don’t even like the word. But it is the pathway to the faith you long for.
Oswald Chambers wrote, “Even the smallest bit of obedience opens heaven, and the deepest truths of God immediately become yours. Yet God will never reveal more truth about Himself to you, until you have obeyed what you know already.”
So girlfriend, put your foot down. It’s time to take hold of the promises of God!
Heavenly Father, I have been so wishy-washy when it comes to taking hold of Your promises and making them mine. But today, I’m putting my foot down! I will not allow my human reason to talk me out of my spiritual inheritance. I will set my foot down on every promise that You have given me today. I’m going in!
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
‘Take hold of the promises of God!’ A few years ago, I started writing down the promises of God as I came across them in my morning scriptures and I continue to add them in my journal as I find them. Not surprisingly, the last couple of years I have noticed the promises relating to my One Word. I consider them a reminder from God that if I remember my word, God will support that effort.
It starts with God’s call. Then I respond. He gives me the next step. And I respond.
I like to think of it as dancing with GOD and this fabulous picture comes into my head.
So, take hold of the promises of GOD and put your foot down!
Make it a GREAT day!