Monday, November 6, 2017


Two things really stood out to me from today's Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan! The first is from Psalm 127:1-2:
Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to take rest late, to eat the bread of [anxious] toil—for He gives [blessings] to His beloved in sleep.

"Vain" here is the Hebrew word "shav'", which means: emptiness, vanity, falsehood, nothingness, worthlessness. This means that when we try, in our own strength and with our own natural wisdom, to "do" what only God can do, it will all amount to nothing! No amount of worry, stress, struggle or strain will accomplish what God can do in a moment with our obedience and surrender to HIM! So, let's continue to go out with joy and be led forth with HIS great peace (Isaiah 55:12) and see the results that only the God of the Bible can provide! 

Then in John 4 we see the account of JESUS speaking to the woman at the well in Samaria. She was surprised that this Jewish man would ask her to give him water. She was completely shocked that he knew so much about her, and His Wisdom, knowledge and Words of instruction reached her heart and she believed! Not only did she believe, but she followed up on that belief by telling everyone she knew of this ONE! THIS is one of those "unexpected" moments that we sing about in this song by Hillsong UNITED called "Shadow Step"! JESUS stepped out of the shadows of her life to shine the LIGHT on the Word on her! EXPECT Him to do the same for YOU, in every area of your life! AMEN! 

Shalom in Him!