Common Sense REBORN Devotion

December 18

2“On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,” declares the Lord Almighty.  “I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.”  (Zechariah 13:2)

Day #5 of Impulsive Compassion.

Good evening family.  It’s late.  These have been long days, and it all comes to a grinding halt tomorrow.  Whether we leave with a half-full or slap-full truck, we finally leave tomorrow.  I could not imagine waiting any longer and continuing this campaign.  It has been exhausting begging and promoting something that I thought people would run towards at full speed. But mankind has once again let me down. Which is fine, because where men fail, God provides.

We have a beautiful, nearly brand new U-Haul, designed all by the grace of God.  Just one more amazing story.  And then the kindness of a generous soul doubled our funds, so the truck is paid for, but we are still pursuing the GoFundMe’s goal.  We have been handed a lot of cash lately, which we want to be able to bless families once we get to Kentucky.  The GoFundMe ensures that we do not bear the brunt of this cost all on our family.  But if we do, it will be worth every penny.  I have a title for this adventure that I will share with you tomorrow, the last day I will post until we get back.

Today, I was reminded of the glory and beauty of God.  He is real.  He is moving around us.  And for all who are wondering how God could allow such destruction as we have seen in these tornadoes, let me remind you of the story of Elijah from 1 Kings 19:9-18.  Elijah looked for God in the strong wind that tore down the mountain.  1 Kings 19:11 states:

Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and

shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.

Then came an earthquake, and after that a great fire.  God was in neither of those.  But after the fire came a “gentle whisper.”

God is in the whisper, when the Holy Spirit speaks to your soul and says “GO!” That is where you will always find God.

Tomorrow, we go.

It turns out all the music from yesterday’s new releases are all Christmas songs, which is fine.  In one week we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World.  And this new one from Brandon Heath is beautiful.

Reading plan:  Revelation 18; Zechariah 14


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