Greater Things

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Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works you do”   Deuteronomy 3:24

Moses and his people had quite a walk through the desert. They endured much hardship, but it was all in God’s plan. Moses had a lot of spiritual encounters and great things of God. He saw God’s face. He saw the burning bush. He saw water gush from a rock. He received God’s law. He saw the parting of the sea.

These were all a preamble of greater things yet to come. God let Moses peer into and see the Holy Land, but denied Him the opportunity to set foot on it. Moses view of the land across the Jordan was a sign of greater things yet to come.

Regardless of how difficult the times, those who have been born again by the grace of God, redeemed and forgiven by the blood of Christ, adopted into God’s heavenly family, indwelt by and sealed with the Holy Spirit, given an eternal home in Heaven and empowered by God for significant service have no right to be anything but optimistic.

Here’s the point. When things looked hopeless for Israel, God was about to do something amazing. When it looked like Israel was finished, their best days were still ahead. Greater things were yet to come and greater things were still to be done in Israel.

When your eyes are on the problems and you can only see the victory of wickedness in this world, lift up your eyes. Jesus is alive and greater things are yet to come and greater things are still to be done.

Moses saw and experienced many great things, but the real power of God was following Moses death. Moses planted the seeds for the Promised Land, but he never saw the greatest of miracles when God sent His son to die for the remission of sins and then reappear to assure His followers and then ascend into the heaves to sit at the right hand of God.

Remember that God is still at work in this world and for those of us who are saved by His grace, greater things are yet to come.

By John Grant
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney

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Standing on One Leg

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He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” Psalm 18:17-19

Recently friends of mine said goodbye to their baby girl. She had been fighting a hard battle and God chose to heal her in Heaven rather than here on earth. Like David in Psalm 18, they faced the day of their disaster. Also like David, they have found that even though the foe was too strong, God was their support.

I don’t know what your life looks like today. You may be facing a situation that is too strong for you. Perhaps you feel like you’re standing on one leg and just one more thing will tip you over. Maybe you feel like your feet have been kicked out from under you. If that sounds familiar, take another look at Psalm 18:27,the Lord was my support.”

Be assured that God will rescue you. He sees you where you are today. He hears your prayers. Deliverance and redemption are coming. He will rescue you because He delights in you.

Psalm 18:6 says, “In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.

If you are crying out to God today, know that He hears you. He will respond and he will not abandon you.

God, Thank you for this promise that You hear me. You will respond and You will deliver me. I may feel overwhelmed, but I will not be overwhelmed. You are the God who calms the storm, the One while brings me back to a safe harbor. Thank you for loving me far more than I can understand. Calm my beating heart today. Thank you that You are ‘the strength of my heart and my portion forever’. In Your name I pray, Amen

Thought: Is there someone in your life who is facing a strong foe today? Take some time to pray for him or her. Ask God to show you additional ways that you can encourage their family.

By Claire Colvin

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