We want to help you as you learn to journal and do devotions. In this section we will provide a sample of one of Pastor Sheldon's devotions. We hope you will learn from what he is learning as well as learn to journal on your own!
Scripture: “Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once.” But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, “O God, the God who gives breath to all living things, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Say to the assembly, ‘Move away from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.’ ” Moses got up and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him. (Numbers 16:21-25 NIV)
Observation: When the people rebelled against You and You were about to give them their due consequences, Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out to You for mercy on everyone that would be affected by a couple of disobedient men. Moses and Aaron had such a heart for the people.
Application: This is the kind of heart I want to have. My normal flesh reaction is to let people suffer the consequences of their actions. And although in this case Korah, Dathan, and Abiram were the ones who deserved the punishment, Moses and Aaron still interceded for the people in other situations when You were about to pour out Your wrath.
Instead of responding in anger, I need to respond in love, care, concern, and with a heart that is for the person, not with an attitude of frustration.
Prayer: Lord, give me a heart of love, care, concern, compassion, and with the kind of heart that You have that is willing to lay down Your life for someone else. Help me to love people with the kind of love that’ll fall facedown and intercede for someone, even though they rebel
“I LOVE YOU JESUS. AMEN!”