You know how people will say 40 is the new 30. (People that near 40 say that I think.) Also, in fashion Black is the new white. (Whatever that means.) Well, I’m saying Wednesday is the new Sunday. There has been something special happening on Wednesday Nights at church since the first of the year. Or maybe thats just when I started to notice. I almost didn’t go last night, I feel like I am getting a cold. Probably just winter sluggishness and coming off an overnight trip that felt like I was gone for 3 weeks. (what? i dont know how that happened but seriously its taken me all week to recover.)
The Lord was with us last night. There is something going on in the minds of the people, you can just feel it. Soaking in God’s word, all being on the same page literally, experiencing crossing over the Red Sea together-like Bro Todd said last night, Friday night you could feel the Lord was going to do something prophetic.
In this week’s reading- Exodus 33:3 KJV says “Unto a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go in the midst of thee; for thou are a stiff-necked people lest I consume thee in the way.” My NIV says “.. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.” In my margin I wrote a smiley face because I thought it was kind of funny. God saying ‘You know, I cant really go with you because I might kill you. But you go on ahead.’ Then last night thinking about presence of the Lord being in our midst. This is a serious thing, I don’t ever want Him to NOT be with us because we are being stiff-necked people, like we cant even be in His presence. I want Him to want to be with me. I want to be with Him. His presence is like breath. We need it that much. In one of the prophets later on, it refers to the stiff-necked people having necks of iron. That they would not bow. This has always sliced me to the core. After all He has done, could this be said of even one of us?
At least 5 times in Exodus 35 it mentions the Tabernacle being put together by ‘willing’ offerings. This is so interesting. I think Bro Mark said last night how today this is still speaking to us. We are rebuilding and we are what is being used to build it. It can ONLY come from a willing heart, a willing offering. Bring what you have, what you feel your heart burning to bring. And as Bro Denny said so eloquently, put it on the altar!
There is something being stirred up.. Somethings cooking and it smells awful good. The aroma just drawing me in.