Obedience is better than sacrifice 

Scripture focus: Exodus 17:11-13 (Israelites vs Amalekites)

Whenever Moses held his hands up, the Israelites were winning.

This can signify consecration. Whenever we look to God in a situation rather than ourselves (Moses’ hands down) we will overcome that situation. If we look to our own abilities and external circumstances then we are sure to fail or not do it as well. Either way it won’t be perfectly in line with God’s will.

Also, the fact that he had to seek help to prop up his hands demonstrates that we should surround ourselves with like minded, loyal friends. People that we can trust to help us in difficult situations, people that will also point us to God.

Another perspective is that the task of Moses lifting his hands seemed trivial. Sometimes God will ask us to do things that seem odd or untimely, however trusting Him in the little things is so necessary. If Moses had not kept his hands up, the Israelites would have lost in battle. See, your actions/obedience may be the answer to another person’s prayer or simply character building.

God’s ways are higher than ours so I guess we’ll never fully be able to know or understand every ‘why’ in His decisions. However, rest assured that all things WILL work for the good of those who honour him (Romans 8:28). You have a hope and a future ahead (Jeremiah 29:11) so chin up… Or perhaps, hands up 😉

Keep Twinkling,

A.

The omnipotent in weakness

Today’s verse for thought is: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (Philippians 2:7 KJV)

The almighty, all powerful Son so humbly showed weakness, being publicly mocked and disgraced. In fact He became human just like us in order to see how we see, and experience what we do. He took off His crown for YOU. He was then shamed so that we no longer have to feel ashamed. That is the definition of true love! It makes you rethink the ‘difficulties’ we can have in showing common humility, right?

Keep Twinkling,

A

Too Young For Ministry?

The verse of the day is: 

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV)

God used Samuel, David, and Timothy who were all young. If they looked down at themselves because of their age- we wouldn’t have some amazing testimonies and stories in the bible. We are all called to be lights, but is it OK to dim our lights because we’re young?? Absolutely not. Remember, confident people look at their abilities not inabilities. Age really is ‘just a number‘.

Keep Twinkling,

A