13 February: Claiming Your Destiny

When we’re sitting in a personal wilderness and our human instinct errs on the side of returning to the familiar (no matter how skewed that painted-past has become over time), a path of Faith and the choice to embrace our untested future is difficult…

READ NUMBERS 13  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.


Democracy: When the Majority Aren't Right
Democracy: When the Majority Aren’t Always Right

One common mistake I make when life dries up in a wilderness wandering, is to focus on my circumstances rather than on the promises made by my Maker. The “light at the end of the tunnel” seems far away when my world has just plunged into darkness. The mountain ahead with nothing visible beyond the crest, seems impossible to climb when I’m standing in the valley.

After relying on democracy in today’s chapter, only two of their nation’s leaders wanted to press forward into the unknown. [v30] They were seriously outvoted and had no proof, beyond the supernatural, that “claiming their destiny” would at all include a successful future. So then, to learn from the ancient past, true Faith in the Creator God wouldn’t be a democracy. It would mean trusting and standing out. Trusting – even when the outlook isn’t what I would call positive, if seen with the limited vision of my own perspective. And standing out (and at times, alone), as one who is willing to claim the destiny planned for me by the One who is writing the script. Read More… CLICK on “13 February – Additional Notes”

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.

Finding it hard to speak with the One who knows your future? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]


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

Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare Your praises. [Psalm 51:15]

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

  • The World: Pray for the people of Algeria[b]
  • Your Country: Sex industry and victim of prostitution
  • Yourself: Compassion for others
  • Your concerns for today
Help me, Lord, to devote myself to prayer, being watchful and thankful. [Colossians 4:2]

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

All Your laws are before me, Lord. I’ve not turned away from Your decrees. I’ve been blameless before You and have kept myself from sin. [2 Samuel 22:23-24]

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

Father, when I ask now about the former days, long before my time, from the day You created human beings on the earth, and ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Nothing so great as this has ever happened, nothing like Your Plan has ever been heard of. [Deuteronomy 4:32]

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

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked, or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator’s Will

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works that God has prepared in advance for us to walk in.” [Ephesians 2:10]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/alge/owtext.html

[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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