Advent 13- "I don't know... Ask God?" in His Word


Advent day 13-  “I don’t know… Ask God?” in His Word  12-13-21

Today’s ponderings brought me to a question one of my Mentees had about little spoken on subjects in the Old Testament. Why do you not hear from the pulpit sermons on Moses and Aaron taking in the tent before God gets to the point of giving the people meat? Why do you not hear a lot on Moses coming down and why he had to wear a veil? You know, the vail that Jesus tore in two? We have heard about the curtain in the temple being torn in two, but do we know that Moses wore a veil to cover his face because the glory of God shone on it so strong it was frightening the Israelites? Look it up in Exodus 34:29-33. 

Many newer, or younger Christians need to learn how to study the Word, and many have picked it up thanks to staying stuck at home. I know several who have started online courses or began watching videos from home during the shut down time. It was a blessing to them that they could seek to find the answers they were not finding in Church. They sought the writers of old, the professors of the past centuries and studied the Word of God in such depth you would call them Bible Scholars!  All this because they chose to focus on the good, instead of really becoming more anxious and stressed out over mandates saying they had to stay home. 

This is where God takes what the enemy meant for evil and uses it for good!

Can you find that in your Bible?

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. Genesis 50:20

 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.  “And now I know that none of you to whom I have preached the Kingdom will ever see me again.  Acts 20:23-25

It is up to us to find the scriptures that bring the answers that we seek, but God has given us such great avenues in which to find these answers today! We have the internet Bibles; you can google or use other search engines to read the Bible today. I am so excited to live in this time in what will be History tomorrow!

Maybe it’s time for you to get writing a sermon? Maybe its time for you to study to show yourself approved? To seek God to show you what you need to know in the sermons at church?  To listen to the Holy Spirit who will speak to your heart and mind?  If you cannot get out where you live, or due to lack of a car, you can pretty much view any service online. Some you can find from decades ago that were on TV but are now on YouTube! Many great men and women of God are out there preaching the Gospel and we need to join them!

Today’s pondering also brought me to 1 Thessalonians 5:16-22.

Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance. Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other. Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.  Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

 Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. Do not scoff at prophecies,  but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.  Stay away from every kind of evil.

Why not instead of saying that your pastor or preachers do not cover the things you want to learn about, thank God for Godly men and women who share what God gives them. Why not instead of talking down the preaching styles of the day we pray for our pastors and leaders?  Take initiative to study for yourself the Word of God. It is the same Bible they read from; He is the same God they seek!

Pray without ceasing, about all things. Be thankful in all situations and know that whatever you are walking through has a purpose in God’s big plan so seek Him to find out the reason!  Take initiative on your Christian Walk today! 

As my oldest son said at three years old on an old .wav file, “Just… listen to God!”

Enjoy your time as the year gets near to a new number and plan to make the most of the year to come by studying more, seeking God more and doing His will over man’s. In Jesus’ name.