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bible reading blog

numbers 3-21


02/25/2019    |   Jeff Nelsen

Hey Cherry Hills friends! Thankful to be reading part of the Bible each day with you. After many years of walking with God, I’m learning that I still I need to (and want to) be in God’s Word each day because I can drift from God so quickly. Thanks for staying hungry for what God says. Below is my Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer for Numbers 11:29.

 

s – But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit on them!”

 

o – Moses’ young assistant Joshua had just told Moses to stop two men who were prophesying. He thought Moses would be upset that God was working powerfully in other leaders besides Moses. But Moses rejoices that God is blessing these men. Moses isn’t an insecure leader, but rejoices when God’s kingdom shows up in power, even if it takes the spotlight off of him.

 

a – Over the years, I’ve had to wrestle with this. Am I okay if God decides to bless someone or some church more than me or mine? Am I growing in a kingdom mindset that desires God to gain glory for Himself, even if it means I get noticed or appreciated less? Do I rejoice with those who rejoice (Romans 12:15), or get jealous and smaller in heart?

 

p – LORD, help me whenever I take myself too seriously: to remember I already have Your love and blessing in Christ. I don’t need to be self-protective, self-exalting or self-obsessed any longer, now that Your Spirit lives in me. Let me find my security and joy in You!

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