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Friday, January 21, 2011

Journal Entry 21 January 2011

Only three weeks into the New Year and I can already see significant changes taking place. Lord, help me to keep my zeal as this year progresses. I say this because the first couple months are always easier as the snow melts and the days turn into spring. I am enjoying what I believe to be are the last few months of wandering in the wilderness. This is the year I turn 40 and though it may not mean much to people, I know I am only months away from entering my very own Promised Land. I didn’t think I would ever get here. I’ve learned some valuable truths wandering in the desert. Pharaoh tried many times to imprison me mentally with spiritual bondage. He has used my family, my friends, and my failures. It was you Lord who taught me that I can leave it behind and never to feel the pangs loneliness again.
My survival in the wilderness was always contingent upon who and what I left in Egypt, and how long I chose to complain about how you chose to bring me out. If I had no hope, wandering would seem like a sure way to go. Lord I am ready for some milk and honey. I am ready to rest in your promises. With the eagerness of a woman in her 9th month of pregnancy, I look forward to seeing what you’re about to birth in me. What you reveal to me is more than enough. I am curious though about love, the next level of my ministry, and how I can serve the Kingdom better. I’ve got the makings of a beautiful life because I serve a great God who believes in blessing His children. I have a feeling I am going to be busy this year. I wanted to thank you Lord right now, at the beginning rather than the end for all the wondrous things you have prepared for me this year.
Amazed By Your Grace!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Man Without Fear

From Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

A Man Without Fear
January 17
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee. (Exodus 3:12)

Of course, if the Lord sent Moses on an errand, He would not let him go alone. The tremendous risk which it would involve and the great power it would require would render it ridiculous for God to send a poor lone Hebrew to confront the mightiest king in all the world and then leave him to himself. It could not be imagined that a wise God would match poor Moses with Pharaoh and the enormous forces of Egypt. Hence He says, "Certainly I will be with thee," as if it were out of the question that He would send him alone.
In my case, also, the same rule will hold good. If I go upon the Lord's errand with a simple reliance upon His power and a single eye to His glory, it is certain that He will be with me. His sending me binds Him to back me up. Is not this enough? What more can I want? If all the angels and archangels were with me. I might fail; but if He is with me, I must succeed. Only let me take care that I act worthily toward this promise. Let me not go timidly, halfheartedly, carelessly, presumptuously. What manner of person ought he to be who has God with him! In such company it behoveth me to play the man and, like Moses, go in unto Pharaoh without fear.