Monday, October 26, 2015

LEAN SOULS

Today’s Reading: Psalms 106

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

 

The North end of the Red Sea is in the south of Israel and also the south of the Kingdom of Jordan. The border between Israel and Jordan runs south from the Dead Sea to Elat on the Israeli side and to Aquaba on the Jordanian side. The coral reefs and marine life in the Red Sea are, to my judgement, the most spectacular in the world. In today’s reading it says of God, “He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; so He led them through the depths, as through the wilderness” (Psalm 106:9). Egypt borders Israel on the west at this point on the shores of the Red Sea. God made a way of escape for the Hebrew slaves from Egypt into what now would be the territory of Jordan or Saudi Arabia.

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

 

Key Verses: Psalm 106:13, 15

They soon forgot His works;

They did not wait for His counsel…

And He gave them their request,

But sent leanness into their soul.

 

Psalms 105 & 106 are historical records of Israel’s journeys and struggles. These Psalms were repeated by the people in their worship of God in the liturgical calendar at least once a year. The privileges of the covenant with God come with responsibilities. Israel was to worship Him and obey Him. God was faithful to keep His covenant, but the people, most of the time, were not faithful. Psalm 106 documents their unfaithfulness. The composer of this Psalm writes with a repentant heart. Verse one tells us that, “His mercy endures forever.” Without this fact, the human race would’ve been extinct long ago. No wonder we are told to, “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good!”

Our key verse is still true today. God has answered our prayers, as He did with Israel. He has blessed us with so many good things, but a materialistic, self-centred life will always bring leanness to our souls. Our souls will be malnourished.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray that as I partake of the fresh bread and the meat of this daily blog, that I will be well nourished. Thank You, Lord, for Your patience with me when I grieve Your great heart of love and mercy with vain pursuits and foolish pride. Lord Jesus, You gave us the sinner’s prayer. I pray it now: “Lord be merciful to me, a sinner.” In the Name of the One who promised that this prayer, prayed in true repentance, would result in my being justified in the sight of God. Amen!!! (read Luke 18:9-14).

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In my leadership calling at Crossroads over the years, I worked hard to make sure every cent given to the ministry was well spent for the cause to which God’s people gave. Apart from things I learned from my Dad, like turning out lights that are not needed, etc., I would list everything we did under three categories… (1) Necessary (2) Essential (3) Absolutely Essential. If funds were not available, the “Necessary” would be cut. If there still was not enough money coming in from the offerings of our wonderful partners, the “Essential” would be cut. Never, never, never was the “Absolutely Essential” cut, as these were the vital organs of ministry! For example, without the television ministry going out every day, the ministry would loose its purpose and die. Winning people to Christ on the telephone prayer lines in response to the telecasts was never on the table for cuts!!! Two years ago today here in my blog I appealed for help to purchase new equipment for the telephone equipment as we were losing calls. Today, as a result of God’s blessing and the giving of God’s people, calls are up from an average of 1000 calls daily to almost 1200 in a 24 hour period. More precious souls are coming to know Jesus as Saviour and Lord and are being directed to local churches.

Yours with an apology for going way over my goal of 100 personal words again,

David

P.S. Here is a video of Ron, with a “Stay In Touch” message called “Beyond Just Hearing, Just Do It” (click here). Ron is reporting regularly on the 100 Huntley Street telecast from the telephone ministry centre. Watch 100 Huntley Street daily for the best of personal testimonies and much, much more.

22 thoughts on “Monday, October 26, 2015

  1. Thanks Pastor David. No need to apologize for more than 100 words. Just change the name of your blog to 100 words +. Blessings to you.

  2. “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.” Psalm 24:3–4

    ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ We humble ourselves to be exalted, oh Lord. The song, ‘I am Redeemed’ came to mind reading your message, this morning, David. Thank you saints, for your prayers for my back surgery, Friday, October 30th. I will post again on Thursday’s blog when I am advised of the time. I have missed posting on the blog but it has remained in my heart and I have been thinking of everyone. Where would we be without You, our Heavenly Father, our Saviour Jesus Christ, and the sanctity of the Holy Spirit– living and breathing through us, guarding and protecting us, humbling and renewing us, guiding and transforming us? Where would we be without each other, lifting up and supporting us, reminding and growing with us, loving and praying for us? We are not who we used to be, for we are redeemed. Thanking God, we’re redeemed. Wishing all saints a blessed day!

    Redeemed – Big Daddy Weave (With Lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p31gY0t4pA

  3. Beautiful pic of the Red Sea……should be called the Aqua Sea:)
    Found this meaningful quote online:
    We may have many excuses for not reading, meditating, or memorizing, but we need God’s Word. I pray that God will help us store His Word in the best place possible—our hearts. —Keila Ochoa
    Have a blessed day.

  4. Well said Veronica my mom came home from the hospital for her heart surgery
    yesterday evening. Thank you God for healing her, and for everyone for praying
    for her
    Lianne Hogg

  5. Amen! Beverlee Kay.

    Praise God Almighty we are redeemed, by His grace.
    May God be with you, comfort and heal you in Jesus Precious Name, Amen.

  6. Thank God for this blog each day that keeps us focused on Him and His Word. Thank you sah for praying for my niece a while back and for the information concerning Beverlee as well as your surgery date Beverlee. God bless all of you.

    • Thank you so much, sister Ger. Your prayers mean so much. I feel terrible when I haven’t had time to post, recently, but always am thinking of you and the Saints and keeping everyone in my prayers!

  7. So good to see you back Beverlee , missed you Praise the Lord your back
    and praying your well. Thank you for the Song I’m Redeemed, God
    Bless you…. R…

  8. Good to hear Ron’s words of wisdom…thanks for sharing that link.

    I have been a monthly donate for some time now, and plan to continue to do so.

    Watch his afternoon’s telecast on YesTV and decided to donate; looking forward to reading “Target Israel.

    Psalms 105 and 106 are a Great reminder of God’s faithfulness and Love towards His people. I’m so thankful He chose me to be one of His children, He has been so good to me in so many ways. I LOVE YOU LORD!!!!

  9. So glad to read you blog again Beverly. Good luck for your upcoming surgery on Friday. Praying for all my brothers and sisters in Christ with health issues. Amen and Amen.

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