06 February: When You’re Passed Over

Through a moment in history when everyone was thankful to be passed over, today’s chapter looks at the first Passover…

READ EXODUS 12  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

I wager that there isn’t a person on earth who likes the feeling of being passed over. It starts at a young age at school when one first begins to notice how everyone else seem to be picked for the captain of the team or given key roles in school plays. The feeling of hope that rises inside when an opportunity presents itself; the feeling of anticipation at the thought of getting the role; and the daydreams that flood in at the thought of what you could do if you’re picked, are all crushed when you’re passed over. Try as you might, you attempt to quell the disappointment with the idea that the other person is the best person for the role. Secretly, however, you’re convinced that you’d be better and you wonder why on earth you’ve been passed over …once again!

Documented in history 38 centuries ago, was a night that would defied logic. It was as if the hand of God swept across Ancient Egypt withdrawing back the life that He had once given.[a] The result: every first born male died, while everyone who were passed over survived. Passover, is the moment in history where the Creator God instituted a lasting memorial and this is what we remember: if death “passed over” God’s people once before, then it’s now possible for death to pass us by once more. By His unfailing love, Father God will lead the people that He has redeemed. In His strength, He’ll guide them to His holy dwelling.[b]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to connect with your Maker? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

You stretched out Your right hand, Lord, and in Your loving-kindness You’ve led the people whom You’ve redeemed. In Your strength, You’ve guided them to Your holy habitation. [Exodus 15:12-13]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: Countries in the Pacific[c]
  • Your Country: Crisis Help Lines
  • Yourself: Compassion for Others
  • Your concerns for today
When Your people stand up against what’s wrong, in whatever pathway You’ve taken them, and they pray to You Lord, in Your dwelling place, then hear in heaven our prayer and our supplication, and maintain our cause. [1 Kings 8:44-45]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

Thank You Father, that prayer offered in faith will restore the one who’s sick. You, Lord, will raise us up, and if we’ve committed sins, they’ll be forgiven. Therefore, I confess my sins and I pray for others so that the effective prayer of the righteous can accomplish much. [James 5:15-16]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Lord You are a stronghold for the oppressed; a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your name will put their trust in You because You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. [Psalm 9:9-10]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator’s Will

“Whoever claims to live in Him must live as Jesus did.” [1 John 2:6]

[a] Ecclesiastes 12:7

[b] Exodus 15:13

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/region/pacific/owtext.html

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