“Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.” Psalm 79:13
When you read the Psalms, you quickly notice that most of the psalms focus on the need for a miracle. Each psalm goes back and forth from a sincere call to God for a miracle, and the joyful response of a miracle realized.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2
The prophet Isaiah is writing to the people of Jerusalem about 700 years before the time of Christ. His message is that soon their exile would be over, and their people would soon be coming home and they needed to prepare for the homecoming.
The prophet is telling its people to “ENLARGE.” Stretch your tents, don’t hold back…do what you must. Grow, expand, become bigger and better than ever before. Jerusalem, expand your homes because your lost family is coming home. Continue reading 03 – Enlarge Your Heart
In Numbers 13, the children of Israel are being commanded by God to send men into the land of Canaan. God says to send a man from each of the tribes to spy out the land.
Moses quickly gathers 12 men out of the twelve tribes and commands Joshua the son of Nun from the tribe of Benjamin and his men to depart from the Wilderness of Paran.
Moses tells them to “go up to the mountains and see what the land is like; whether the people who dwelling in it are strong or weak, few or many; whether there are forests there or not. Be of good courage. And bring some of the fruit of the land.
So they spied out the land from the Wilderness of Tzin to Rehob, through the South to Hebron and up to the valley of Eshcol.”
There in the valley of Eshcol they cut a cluster of grapes and tied it to a pole because of how large the cluster was so that two men could carry it between them.
Imagine with me if you can that you are one of the children of Israel as you stand together at the base of Mount Sinai, anxiously awaiting to hear the Word of God. In an amazing display of power, God himself descends on the mountain in a cacophony of thunder, lightning, smoke and the sound of voices (trumpets). Continue reading 01 – Finding God in the Darkness