January 31

God's Great Relocation Project

“Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, 'We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.” Numbers 13:30

God is in the moving business. He is always in the process of moving His people. Although we are often content where we are, God loves us enough not to leave us there. Sometimes we can get a little stubborn about changes that He has in mind for us

 A good illustration is found in the children of Israel as they were moving from Egypt to the Promised Land. God sent miracle after miracle to get them out. But then, they did not want to go on in and possess what He intended for them. In fact, they said in Numbers 14:3, “...Wouldn't it be better for us to go back to Egypt?” 

It seems God could take His people out of Egypt, but His people couldn’t leave Egypt behind. The old song says, “I have decided to follow Jesus -No turning back, no turning back.” Paul says in Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." God has begun a spiritual project for His people of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. May we take heed of the lesson we learn from the children of Israel going to the Promised Land. May we be wise enough to realize that God began this great project, and He will continue this work until completion. 

Prayer for the day: We praise You Lord, for allowing us to experience the many blessings that we have received while attending Good Shepherd. You are a great God who is always expanding our horizons. As we see Your new vision for us, we pray that You remain the Light that guides us. We pray that You will be our strength to overcome all the obstacles that will come in our path. Thank you, Lord, for not wanting us to stay h. Thank you, Lord, for not wanting us to stay as we are, but wanting us to experience you more completely. Amen

Personal Prayer: “Lord, I want to please You! What do You want me to do to help make the dreams of our church come true?”