Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Worship - Communion with God
“And when the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle, the children of Israel went onward in all their journeys”(V.36)
Some people spend their entire lives looking for a sign from God to take their every step and spend a lifetime stuck in that one spot. While on the other hand some people work hard to pave their own path forward and believe that any work they did during their life was on their own accord. Which category do you fit into? The fact is people in either category don’t move much in their lifetime. You cannot sit back and let God do all the work. Neither can you successfully do any work ignoring God’s plan for you. Work of course being our duty on this earth as a Christian.
As we read Exodus Ch.40, we see how God instructs Moses about his duties and every little detail that was expected. Moses fulfills all his obligations to the last detail and steps back to see God work his miracles. The Tabernacle is filled with the glory of the Lord, a cloud hovers over the Tabernacle to guide the Israelites on their journey and the tabernacle glowed by night to be seen by all Israelites.
I believe this is what we are expected to do as well, work hard to achieve what the Lord has planned for us and watch Him work miracles out of it. It is important to continuously reflect on the paths we take every day and re-evaluate our intentions and objectives in life. None of us know when or where our paths end. For this reason it is important that, as we look back on our lives, we do not find ourselves to have led a stagnant life, a life that was spent working on things of little significance.
Instead, at the end of our paths, can we step away and watch God work his miracles on our life’s work and use it as an instrument to guide family, friends and everyone else in this world on the right path and in times of darkness help them see the light of hope that will get them through those tough times.
Prayer: Lord help us place our trust in you and work to our fullest potential to achieve your plans for us. Give us the wisdom and understanding to recognize your plan for our lives and lead a life that is full of light that will guide others in this world.....Amen
Thought of the day: When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.- Erma Bombeck
Romson Monichan, St Mathews, MTC, Toronto