Monday: In 1970, the Five Man Electrical Band released “Signs” on their Good-Byes and Butterflies album. The last line of the chorus asked, “Can’t you read the sign?” How seriously do we actually take warning signs? If you see that sign at a curve suggesting you only go 35, do you slow down to 35? If you read the warnings on drugs or care products, do you ignore them and continue to use? How about when it comes to warnings in scripture? Do we ignore the warnings or do we obey whole heartedly? “Can’t you read the sign?” Father, as we study Genesis 19 this week on our “Trek of Faith” help us learn more of You on this trek. Guide our mind to follow Your signs. In Jesus, amen.
Tuesday: Genesis 19 was almost skipped in this trek we are on due to the fact that it’s kinda dark and Abraham is not the central character. We bypassed chapter14 for that same reason, however, our all-wise and all-knowing God includes this section and this even helped define the character of Abraham. Go ahead and read Genesis 19. We will dig into the first 29 verses Sunday but go ahead and read the full chapter. Abraham strived to intercede for Sodom in hopes of there being at least 10 right-living people there. Let’s pause and pray for our communities. Pray we set the example in right living. Pray God uses us to reach the lost by whatever means necessary. Pray. Pray. Pray. O, God, help us be the good needed around here. In Jesus name, amen.
Wednesday: “And if He rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) - if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials…(2 Peter 2:7-9a).” Have you read verses 1-9 of Genesis 19 yet? This passage in 2 Peter shows us how although Lot didn’t approve of the evil around him and was tormented by it, he still chose to live in the middle of it and was not completely immune from its effects. By placing ourselves in sketchy spots we can still be affected even if we ain’t involved. Lord, help us be where we need to be in order to grow in Your way. In Jesus name, amen.
Thursday: “‘May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?’ He answered, ‘For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it (Genesis 18:32).’” Abraham pleaded last week for the mercy of the city asking if 10 righteous people could be found for God to spare the whole city, but there wasn’t that many. In fact, there wasn’t even 5 or 6 as even the young men engaged to Lots daughters were unbelievers like the rest of the city. Pray for your “city”. Pray for your co-workers, your neighbors, that person in front of you at the stop sign/light, the person in line at the store, your family. Be the light needed to reach the lost. O, Lord, hear our cries for mercy. May we each one reach One before it’s too late. In Jesus name, amen.
Friday: Tonight is the Lunenburg County Christmas Parade in Victoria. Spend today in prayer. If you attend, pray for those near by. Pray we shine brighter than any lights there, are more lovely than any beautiful site, are clearer than any band or music. Pray for our communities. Father, help us be the good this lost and dying world needs. Shine through us, O Lord. In Jesus name, amen.
Saturday: “What comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”-A. W. Tozer. God must be taken seriously. As Major Benson Winifred Payne said, “Don’t push the maybe, baby.” Lord, rescue us. May we not be like Lots wife by never looking back but striving to press onward and reach as many as possible to Your loving grace. In Jesus, amen.