[Matthew 6:8] "Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him."
It's incredible to think that we have a Father in Heaven who knows what we need before we can even speak the words. He knows everything about us: our today, tomorrow, inside, and out... He sees it all! Yet, we sometimes allow doubt and worry to creep in when life's circumstances become overwhelming. Winston Churchill said it best: "When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened." This week, rest in our all knowing Father who has your past, present and future in His hands!
[Genesis 10:8] "Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth."
Nimrod was rebellious against God, just like those before him. He encouraged his people to rely on themselves and not God. During his time, Nimrod was determined to build a gigantic tower as a symbol of power known as the Tower of Babel. However, construction ended when the Lord confused the languages of the people, making it impossible for them to communicate and finish the tower. So, Nimrod was proven wrong—all of man’s strength and ability, even the strength of the mightiest of men, is a gift from God that He can choose to revoke at any time. This week, allow your strength to come from the one source that will never fail: Jesus Christ!
[Isaiah 58:12] "Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In."
The first definition for breach is an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. If we look around our society today, there has been a breakdown of relations with God because of the church's failure, as a body, to live up to the code of conduct as a believer. Spiritually "a repairer of breaches" is one who restores the right way. We have influence over those around us with our words and actions. We can repair and rebuild walls that culture has built by upholding the values set forth by the word of God. This week, repair and restore! Don't break down!