Happy Sunday Friends! We just got home from our first in-person church service since the shut-down forced our church’s doors shut. It felt great teaching little kids about God again. So today I want to share something very special. Mrs. Natalie Grant has just released a powerful, moving, timely album that I have had on repeat this entire weekend. She performed a live performance for the YouTube release party of the album. It can be viewed here, but I am not sure how long she’ll leave it up. For today, I will also share the latest release that accompanying the album.
39These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. (Hebrews 11: 39, 40)
In the reading plan today you will finish the author of Hebrews detailed thesis of all Israel’s most important figures. I loved this chapter, I love how the author demonstrates how each historic figure followed where God led them, and through them God built a mighty nation unlike any the world had ever seen. This was written to help the Hebrew audience reading or hearing this epistle to know that the author was a well-versed and knowledgeable descendant of the Jewish birthright. But not only does this chapter show the author has the depth of knowledge of a Pharisee, it allows the author to show how time and time again, the Hebrews followed their faith and listened to God, and time and time again God followed through on His promise. All of this chapter is to build up to the end of this letter as Hebrews reveals the Jewish nation’s greatest champion, the one who perfected faith. You will learn who that is tomorrow.
Reading plan: Hebrews 11:21-40
Deeper reading plan: Daniel 5, 6
Prayer and meditation: Pray for our country. Pray for love to conquer all. Pray for God’s wings of protection to cover all the children returning to school. Pray that Christ infects our hearts and ignites a final fire of revival to sweep this land.
Fitness challenge: RestWorship: Spend today in prayer and worship. Get to church or get to a computer and watch church. America needs a revival like never before.