“We can talk ourselves out of our blessings with a despondent attitude and mindset for stepping away from our work, choices, time, and money because our low spirit does not want to pay the cost of studying, learning, or improving with God’s lifecycle.” ~ Jon Barnes
“God’s timing is strategic and purposeful, so enjoy the beauty and opportunity of today and forget the anxiety of tomorrow.”
In the Now
Trials require us to fully rely on His plan, leaning on His understanding and not our own. Today you may be facing uncomfortable circumstances that may have you looking anxiously toward tomorrow. Remember, He sees you and He hears you. He know’s where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going. Be present, patient, and hopeful in each moment, taking comfort in the fact that enduring tough situations brings resilience, steadfastness, and is the key to walking through the fire unharmed. Our faith is tested, strengthened and ultimately renewed when we pass our Biblical exams. When you maintain your peace and joy in turbulent waters, you find the answers to the test, moving you forward in your journey with God.
Question of the day
Are you focused on controlling the Know or on finding joy in the Now?
“When your mom tells you what to do and perhaps it seems impossible to understand the simple lesson, it is the child’s job to honor the parent by making the right choices in completing the task, as God leads and guides you.” ~ Jon Barnes
The Work Ethics
A New Copy of the Covenant
A Call to Love and Obedience
“Count the many times you have allowed the anger of other people shut you down and stopped you from doing all the good you are supposed to do, because you absorbed the anger into your spirit.” ~ Jon Barnes
Sins Requiring a Sin Offering
Procedures for the Guilt Offering
“Good Things happen when you work on your job and not get easily distracted on other people’s business and problems.” ~ Jon Barnes
Plans for the Incense Altar
Money for the Tabernacle
Plans for the Washbasin
The Anointing Oil
“The flagship of your love boldly goes into the Spirit and Heart of God; Because your obedience, repentance, acts of faith, gifts of thanksgiving, and thoughtfulness of how much God has blessed you, is well received by God’s Mercy, Grace, Plan, and Provision.” ~ Jon Barnes
Evil is only an illusion so that the truth of our love for God can be tested! The fact is, all things are recycled and reclaimed into God either into heaven or into hell. If you have a wicked heart, then you will believe the devil or if you have a pure heart for God, then you will believe Him at His Word! By faith, your personal ability to properly love people is what wrestles with God and His plans to bless you. You cannot reap what you have sown if you did not bless your enemies, crew, and your loved ones, who all tend to be one in the same. God’s Orders, Words, and Love cannot be corrupted, broken or altered.
Jacob and Esau Make Peace
“Our greed, ignorance, pride and lust deceives us, putting our perspectives at odds with God’s Plan.” ~ Jon Barnes
Enjoy Today’s Reading
Jacob Steals Esau’s Blessing
and the richness of the earth,
may God always give you abundant harvests of grain
and bountiful new wine.
29 May many nations become your servants,
and may they bow down to you.
May you be the master over your brothers,
and may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
All who curse you will be cursed,
and all who bless you will be blessed.”
and away from the dew of the heaven above.
40 You will live by your sword,
and you will serve your brother.
But when you decide to break free,
you will shake his yoke from your neck.”