Monday, September 20, 2010

Can't Lose Shoes

Deuteronomy 29:1-9
1 These are the words of the covenant, which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb. 2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;
3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
4 Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.
6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the Lord your God.
7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them:
8 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.
9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.

Can't Lose Shoes

This is an affirmation that is used alot in my family. It is meant as a lighthearted victory cry of how good God is in our lives. As you can see, it's even Biblical, though when it was coined, we weren't being that deep. See, we went on a trip...we couldn't find a pair of shoes we thought we had brought...when we got home, they were in the suitcase already. That event birthed "Can't lose shoes". We were so well cared for that we couldn't even lose shoes. And we weren't the first.

The Children of Isreal were brought out of slavery and destitution to a land rich with provision. They spent 40 years on their journey from being slaves to being free. They whined, they cried, they took things in their own hands and fashioned idols and corrupted priests. They tried to kill Moses more than once. They were pleaded for by Moses more than once when God said that He would destroy them.

Yet, they were provided for all along the way. Even their shoes lasted over time on the rough terrain of the desert. Nothing wore out. Food came fresh in the morning. There is no record of devastating conditions from the weather, only from their behavior. From the temperature to the daily provision, including enough so that they didn't have to gather on the Sabbath, everything was provided.

Dear ones, we, like the children of Isreal, can't lose shoes. Most of them only related to God through Moses or Aaron and didn't have a personal relationship. Yet, through the sacrafice of Christ, we have a personal, face to face relationship. We are grafted into the very body of Christ. We are related by The Blood.

So, consider, as life challenges you, if the children of Israel, without benefit of direct relationship couldn't even lose shoes, how much better cared for are you as part of the Bride of Christ?

Give your life completely to Christ. If you haven't confessed Him, confess. If you haven't gotten to work in your calling, get to work. If you haven't given all of your life, give it all. If you need help getting to this point, join us at Fellowship. We know that in Christ, you won't even be able to lose shoes.

Psalm 91:1-12
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Peace and encouragement.

Evg. Stephanie Robinson

Lifeline is the evangelistic ministry of Fellowship Church in Jonesboro, GA.

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