DAILY DEVOTIONS: "getting His people organized" -Jon Courson

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"Honoring God in the Morning"


And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.
Numbers 29:40

As God is getting His people organized and developing them for their destiny, the sacrificial system is recorded. That is, a lamb was to be sacrificed every morning, every evening, every day. 

Weekly, an additional lamb was to be sacrificed. Monthly, a greater sacrifice was to be made at the beginning of each month. Annually, there were feasts with accompanying sacrifices that God’s people were to celebrate.

In this, I understand that there is a rhythm to spiritual life. Many people have a hard time with this because they view spiritual life as being random. But as we look at God’s calendar, it’s impossible to deny its rhythm. 
Therefore, wise is the man, woman, or family who understands God’s heart is for us to begin and end our days focused on the Lamb - unlocking the blessings for the day in the morning, closing up the blessings securely in the evening.

In addition, one day a week should be set aside to make twice the expenditure - to be focused on God singularly, offering to Him the day in praise, worship, and fellowship.

In addition, at the beginning of the month, we have opportunity to get away and say, “What’s on Your heart for me for the coming month, Lord?” as we carve out time for refreshment and review, for vision and correction.

In addition, the children of Israel observed seven feasts that drew their hearts and minds back to God’s goodness to them, to His faithful provision for them. When the people of Israel followed this pattern, they did well. 

When they deviated from it, they stumbled. God is not wasting pages in His Word to go over arcane, meaningless sacrifices. No, He’s teaching us and reminding us that this is the way our lives will count.

Is there a pattern, a rhythm to your spiritual life? Or are you one who is haphazard and inconsistent? As much as we may not like to hear it, God designed us to be disciplined. 

Therefore, if you want to be prosperous and productive in claiming the promises of the Spirit-filled life, listen to what God told His people on the eve of their entrance into the Promised Land. Follow the pattern, the rhythm of spiritual life as seen here in the book which tells us how to make our lives count, the book of Numbers.


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