Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Exodus 37-40

Moses and the Israelites complete the tent of meeting and all the goes along with God's tabernacle in Exodus 37-40.  Moses shows us what it looks like to not only hear God but also to follow through with His instructions down to the last detail.  The ark, the table, the lamp stand, the altars for incense and burnt offerings, the basin for washing, the courtyard, the priestly garments, and final set-up of it all, all these things are under Moses tender loving care and God's direction.  It's amazing to see this huge project for God come together.  Today's reading is a great example of the amazing things that can be done when we are willing to follow God's call in our lives.

God blesses Moses' faithfulness again and again.  He has God's favor on his side.  And don't we all want and need that?  Moses shows us the simplicity of what it means to be faithful.  

16 Moses did everything just as the Lord commanded him.

Moses spends time alone with God.  He listens to Him and His call.  He follows His instruction, step by step.  He trusts God to provide.  He continues to worship God with thanksgiving.

God comes through for Moses.  He comes through for us too.  And when we say "yes" to what God has in mind for our lives, we are able to witness and feel His powerful and glorious presence with us.

38 So the cloud of the Lord was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the Israelites during all their travels.

In Christ, each day is a chance to say "yes" to God and see His glory.  Thank You, Lord!

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

I thank You for Your living presence in my life.  I thank You that each day with Christ is a new chance to say "yes" to Your will for me.  Forgive me for all the ways, both knowingly and unknowingly, I ignore your calls to be more like Jesus in my words and deeds.  Be with me, Lord, in all that I do.  I want to glorify You and be a reflection of Your love to others.

I pray for ________________ today.  Please wrap him/her/them in Your strong loving arms.  You know what he/she/they need the most.  

In the name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, I pray,

May God bless you and keep you,

*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more. 

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