22 August: Think Globally Act Locally

The saying Think Globally Act Locally has only been coined in recent years, but today’s chapter shows how a global Masterplan, worked out in a local environment, has been underway for millenniums…

READ AMOS 9  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.


In addition to Joel’s prophecy in yesterday’s Breadcrumb: “…and everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved…”[a], Amos foresees a day when the broken places and ruins of Jerusalem will embrace “all the nations that bear God’s Name…” [v12] That so, then today’s chapter shows that the Creator God is thinking globally while acting locally. Our Maker (the One who created the stage on which we live) is doing something behind the scenes and below the surface of this life. It’s stuff that many of us haven’t a clue about, and it’s for a very specific reason. All His ancient predictions (that are freely available for us to read today), give us clues as to whether or not HIStory is simply an historical document about a local situation in a nation of limited importance, or else a global drama that now takes in all nations. If so, then it includes you and it includes me…

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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 and His Universal Plan? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]


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

I’ll sing to You, Lord, for You are highly exalted! [Exodus 15:1]

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

  • The World: Believers in Malaysia[c]
  • Your Country: Influence of your royal sovereign for good
  • Yourself: Prioritizing time for reading God’s Word
  • Your concerns for today
Father help me to adopt of lifestyle of walking with you (like Enoch and Noah) where I learn to pray without ceasing. [1 Thessalonians 5:17]

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

When my life’s a mess, Lord, I call out to You for help. I admit that I’ve sinned in thought and word and deed. Sometimes through negligence, sometimes weakness, but most times through my own deliberate fault. Whatever caused my situation You hear my prayer from heaven. Even though I fail, when I turn back to you, you maintain my cause. [1 Kings 8:47-49]

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

Thank-you Lord that all who put their hope in You can be of good courage because You’ll strengthen our heart. [Psalm 31:24]

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

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year!  THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Prayer

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” [1 John 1:9]

[a] Joel 2:32

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/malc/owtext.html

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

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