“You don’t have to interpret the Bible, you just have to read it, again, and again, again, until you die and then you would have scratched the surface of what God was teaching you to pass through into the Pearly Gates or Hell!” ~ Jon Barnes
“Let God tune your piano so that your voice, notes, thoughts, songs, good works, and words naturally vibrate in synch with each other, with perfect pitch and harmony.” ~ Jon Barnes
Out Of Tune
Boaz Marries Ruth
Naomi Gains a Son
The Genealogy of David
“When your heart is full of expectations towards blessing God for the day, your soul constantly looks for ways to connect to the Spirit of God’s Love.”
The Israelites Punish the Benjamites
“If we treat food like medicine, we can heal our bodies with God’s Good stuff.” ~ Jon Barnes
Release for Debtors
Release for Hebrew Slaves
Sacrificing Firstborn Male Animals
“It’s easy to perform well when the conditions are in your favor, whereas trials can make the task extremely difficult to complete. Intense pressure turns coal into diamonds, in the same manner that suffering for Christ brings you closer to God.” ~Taryn Barnes
In the beginning, God gives us milk, gently showing us the way to become mature Christians as we begin our path to follow Christ. He gives us plain and clear direction, encouraging us in our walk. Be thankful for the times where life is plentiful and the walk with God shows you favor and abundance in life.
In time, God weans us off of milk, giving us meat that will prove to be tougher to digest than the milk previously given. It is best to ingest slowly and carefully as these messages often always are not meant to be swallowed in one bite. Be thankful for the times of famine and confusion as this is a test of your ability to continue following Christ sight unseen.
As people who have made the conscious decision to take up the cross each and every day, we will experience seasons of feast and famine; encountering trials and tribulations that human understanding will never fully resolve. Don’t be afraid of trials and tribulations as they are an indication that you have chosen the narrow path that leads to everlasting life. Rejoice in all of these seasons as they bring us toward Christ, forming a closer bond to God than we could ever imagine.
Question of the day
In your times of trial, are you leaning on your understanding, or God’s?
Enjoy today’s reading
Numbers 8 NIV
Setting Up the Lamps
The Setting Apart of the Levites
Finishing a goal, task, job, class, degree, assignment, relationship, deal, move, or a commitment takes practice, persistence, and power to use your own discipline to turn the page upon completion.
Mark your calendar and keep track of your schedule, progress, habits, and improvements to line up and calibrate your lifestyle with God’s will and wisdom. Simply walking with God each day will prepare you for your last Date with God and He will know you at the Pearly Gates. Ignoring God’s commandments and lifestyle will not change your expiration date or soured outcome forever.
Did you know that God’s message and word are time sensitive with expectations of completion and good labor of love, obedience, forgiveness, repentance, and faith on your part: Did you complete that work for today?