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Not by Might nor by Power


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 4-6; Luke 12

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 4:1-9

 

Zerubbabel was the man responsible for ensuring that the rebuilding of the temple was completed.  Like a modern day construction foreman, he was in charge of all aspects of the project.  Imagine the pressure that Zerubbabel must have faced knowing that his job was to rebuild God’s holy temple.  Not only did he have a huge task ahead of him, he also faced many challenges.  From the oppression Zerubbabel and the Jews faced from their enemies to their own weariness and discouragement, the construction was not going to be easy.  Fortunately, God knew that Zerubbabel would need encouragement to succeed in his mission, and He provided that encouragement in the form of the prophet Zechariah.  God’s words to Zechariah, intended to be shared with Zerubbabel to offer him encouragement, can also provide much-needed relief for many of us today.  God told Zerubbabel, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” (4:6)

The world would have us believe that we are only able to accomplish as much as our own strength and resources can provide.  Because of this, when facing a formidable task many of us can tend to focus on our shortcomings.  We might think about how tired or weak we are, and decide we will never succeed.  Perhaps we focus on our lack of financial resources and worry that we may not be able to complete what we began.  The secret, though, is that as followers of Christ we do not need to listen to what the world has to say about our abilities.  Our own strength and power mean nothing compared to the awesome resources of our loving Father in Heaven.  Instead of relying on what we can do on our own, let us all rely on His power to help us overcome any challenge.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reign in our lives, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

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Returning to God


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 1-3; Luke 11

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 1:1-6

 

The prophet Zechariah was another of the minor prophets who spoke to the Jews in Jerusalem who had returned from captivity in Babylon.  Like his contemporary Haggai, Zechariah preached a message to the people asking them to resume their work on the temple.  In today’s key passage, Zechariah received a word from God that he shared with his people.  As I read it today, I was struck by how appropriate God’s message was: not only for the returning exiles, but also for all of us today.  It is not a complex message, but it is one that is both meaningful and powerful.  Speaking through Zechariah, God told the people, “Return to me…and I will return to you.” (1:3)

There are many times when each of us may feel as though God is far away.  We may feel this way when we are dealing with persecution or grief.  We may wonder where God is when we are facing difficult financial times or when struggling with a major life change.  There is a funny truth, though, about this feeling that God is far from us.  See, God has not actually gone anywhere.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  When we feel like He is far from us, it is not because He has moved but because we have.  God is faithful and true, and He will never turn away from us.  Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of us.  Throughout history, man has continually turned away from God in one way or another, and each time we do, the distance between us and God grows.  If you are feeling like God is far away from you, remember His words to the people of Judah.  “Return to me…and I will return to you.”  If we want to feel closer to God, all we have to do is turn toward Him and move in His direction.

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Not by Might nor by Power


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 4-6; Luke 12

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 4:1-9

 

Zerubbabel was the man responsible for ensuring that the rebuilding of the temple was completed.  Like a modern day construction foreman, he was in charge of all aspects of the project.  Imagine the pressure that Zerubbabel must have faced knowing that his job was to rebuild God’s holy temple.  Not only did he have a huge task ahead of him, he also faced many challenges.  From the oppression Zerubbabel and the Jews faced from their enemies to their own weariness and discouragement, the construction was not going to be easy.  Fortunately, God knew that Zerubbabel would need encouragement to succeed in his mission, and He provided that encouragement in the form of the prophet Zechariah.  God’s words to Zechariah, intended to be shared with Zerubbabel to offer him encouragement, can also provide much-needed relief for many of us today.  God told Zerubbabel, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” (4:6)

The world would have us believe that we are only able to accomplish as much as our own strength and resources can provide.  Because of this, when facing a formidable task many of us can tend to focus on our shortcomings.  We might think about how tired or weak we are, and decide we will never succeed.  Perhaps we focus on our lack of financial resources and worry that we may not be able to complete what we began.  The secret, though, is that as followers of Christ we do not need to listen to what the world has to say about our abilities.  Our own strength and power mean nothing compared to the awesome resources of our loving Father in Heaven.  Instead of relying on what we can do on our own, let us all rely on His power to help us overcome any challenge.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reign in our lives, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Returning to God


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 1-3; Luke 11

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 1:1-6

 

The prophet Zechariah was another of the minor prophets who spoke to the Jews in Jerusalem who had returned from captivity in Babylon.  Like his contemporary Haggai, Zechariah preached a message to the people asking them to resume their work on the temple.  In today’s key passage, Zechariah received a word from God that he shared with his people.  As I read it today, I was struck by how appropriate God’s message was: not only for the returning exiles, but also for all of us today.  It is not a complex message, but it is one that is both meaningful and powerful.  Speaking through Zechariah, God told the people, “Return to me…and I will return to you.” (1:3)

There are many times when each of us may feel as though God is far away.  We may feel this way when we are dealing with persecution or grief.  We may wonder where God is when we are facing difficult financial times or when struggling with a major life change.  There is a funny truth, though, about this feeling that God is far from us.  See, God has not actually gone anywhere.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  When we feel like He is far from us, it is not because He has moved but because we have.  God is faithful and true, and He will never turn away from us.  Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of us.  Throughout history, man has continually turned away from God in one way or another, and each time we do, the distance between us and God grows.  If you are feeling like God is far away from you, remember His words to the people of Judah.  “Return to me…and I will return to you.”  If we want to feel closer to God, all we have to do is turn toward Him and move in His direction.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Not by Might nor by Power


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 4-6; Luke 12

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 4:1-9

 

Zerubbabel was the man responsible for ensuring that the rebuilding of the temple was completed.  Like a modern day construction foreman, he was in charge of all aspects of the project.  Imagine the pressure that Zerubbabel must have faced knowing that his job was to rebuild God’s holy temple.  Not only did he have a huge task ahead of him, he also faced many challenges.  From the oppression Zerubbabel and the Jews faced from their enemies to their own weariness and discouragement, the construction was not going to be easy.  Fortunately, God knew that Zerubbabel would need encouragement to succeed in his mission, and He provided that encouragement in the form of the prophet Zechariah.  God’s words to Zechariah, intended to be shared with Zerubbabel to offer him encouragement, can also provide much-needed relief for many of us today.  God told Zerubbabel, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” (4:6)

The world would have us believe that we are only able to accomplish as much as our own strength and resources can provide.  Because of this, when facing a formidable task many of us can tend to focus on our shortcomings.  We might think about how tired or weak we are, and decide we will never succeed.  Perhaps we focus on our lack of financial resources and worry that we may not be able to complete what we began.  The secret, though, is that as followers of Christ we do not need to listen to what the world has to say about our abilities.  Our own strength and power mean nothing compared to the awesome resources of our loving Father in Heaven.  Instead of relying on what we can do on our own, let us all rely on His power to help us overcome any challenge.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reign in our lives, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Returning to God


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 1-3; Luke 11

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 1:1-6

 

The prophet Zechariah was another of the minor prophets who spoke to the Jews in Jerusalem who had returned from captivity in Babylon.  Like his contemporary Haggai, Zechariah preached a message to the people asking them to resume their work on the temple.  In today’s key passage, Zechariah received a word from God that he shared with his people.  As I read it today, I was struck by how appropriate God’s message was: not only for the returning exiles, but also for all of us today.  It is not a complex message, but it is one that is both meaningful and powerful.  Speaking through Zechariah, God told the people, “Return to me…and I will return to you.” (1:3)

There are many times when each of us may feel as though God is far away.  We may feel this way when we are dealing with persecution or grief.  We may wonder where God is when we are facing difficult financial times or when struggling with a major life change.  There is a funny truth, though, about this feeling that God is far from us.  See, God has not actually gone anywhere.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  When we feel like He is far from us, it is not because He has moved but because we have.  God is faithful and true, and He will never turn away from us.  Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of us.  Throughout history, man has continually turned away from God in one way or another, and each time we do, the distance between us and God grows.  If you are feeling like God is far away from you, remember His words to the people of Judah.  “Return to me…and I will return to you.”  If we want to feel closer to God, all we have to do is turn toward Him and move in His direction.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Not by Might nor by Power


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 4-6; Luke 12

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 4:1-9

 

Zerubbabel was the man responsible for ensuring that the rebuilding of the temple was completed.  Like a modern day construction foreman, he was in charge of all aspects of the project.  Imagine the pressure that Zerubbabel must have faced knowing that his job was to rebuild God’s holy temple.  Not only did he have a huge task ahead of him, he also faced many challenges.  From the oppression Zerubbabel and the Jews faced from their enemies to their own weariness and discouragement, the construction was not going to be easy.  Fortunately, God knew that Zerubbabel would need encouragement to succeed in his mission, and He provided that encouragement in the form of the prophet Zechariah.  God’s words to Zechariah, intended to be shared with Zerubbabel to offer him encouragement, can also provide much-needed relief for many of us today.  God told Zerubbabel, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” (4:6)

The world would have us believe that we are only able to accomplish as much as our own strength and resources can provide.  Because of this, when facing a formidable task many of us can tend to focus on our shortcomings.  We might think about how tired or weak we are, and decide we will never succeed.  Perhaps we focus on our lack of financial resources and worry that we may not be able to complete what we began.  The secret, though, is that as followers of Christ we do not need to listen to what the world has to say about our abilities.  Our own strength and power mean nothing compared to the awesome resources of our loving Father in Heaven.  Instead of relying on what we can do on our own, let us all rely on His power to help us overcome any challenge.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reign in our lives, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Returning to God


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 1-3; Luke 11

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 1:1-6

 

The prophet Zechariah was another of the minor prophets who spoke to the Jews in Jerusalem who had returned from captivity in Babylon.  Like his contemporary Haggai, Zechariah preached a message to the people asking them to resume their work on the temple.  In today’s key passage, Zechariah received a word from God that he shared with his people.  As I read it today, I was struck by how appropriate God’s message was: not only for the returning exiles, but also for all of us today.  It is not a complex message, but it is one that is both meaningful and powerful.  Speaking through Zechariah, God told the people, “Return to me…and I will return to you.” (1:3)

There are many times when each of us may feel as though God is far away.  We may feel this way when we are dealing with persecution or grief.  We may wonder where God is when we are facing difficult financial times or when struggling with a major life change.  There is a funny truth, though, about this feeling that God is far from us.  See, God has not actually gone anywhere.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  When we feel like He is far from us, it is not because He has moved but because we have.  God is faithful and true, and He will never turn away from us.  Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of us.  Throughout history, man has continually turned away from God in one way or another, and each time we do, the distance between us and God grows.  If you are feeling like God is far away from you, remember His words to the people of Judah.  “Return to me…and I will return to you.”  If we want to feel closer to God, all we have to do is turn toward Him and move in His direction.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Not by Might nor by Power


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 4-6; Luke 12

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 4:1-9 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage

 

Zerubbabel was the man responsible for ensuring that the rebuilding of the temple was completed.  Like a modern day construction foreman, he was in charge of all aspects of the project.  Imagine the pressure that Zerubbabel must have faced knowing that his job was to rebuild God’s holy temple!  Not only did he have a huge task ahead of him, he also faced many challenges.  From the oppression Zerubbabel and the Jews faced from their enemies, to their own weariness and discouragement, the construction was not going to be easy.  Fortunately, God knew that Zerubbabel would need encouragement to succeed in his mission, and He provided that encouragement in the form of the prophet Zechariah.  God’s words to Zechariah, intended to be shared with Zerubbabel to offer him encouragement, can also provide much-needed relief for many of us today.  God told Zerubbabel, “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit.” (4:6)

The world would have us believe that we are only able to accomplish as much as our own strength and resources can provide.  Because of this, when facing a formidable task many of us can tend to focus on our shortcomings.  We might think about how tired or weak we are, and decide we will never succeed.  Perhaps we focus on our lack of financial resources and worry that we may not be able to complete what we began.  The secret, though, is that as followers of Christ we do not need to listen to what the world has to say about our abilities.  Our own strength and power mean nothing compared to the awesome resources of our loving Father in Heaven.  Instead of relying on what we can do on our own, let us all rely on His power to help us overcome any challenge.  When we allow the Holy Spirit to reign in our lives, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

 

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Returning to God


Daily Bible Reading – Zechariah 1-3; Luke 11

Today’s Key Passage – Zechariah 1:1-6 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage

 

The prophet Zechariah was another of the minor prophets who spoke to the Jews in Jerusalem who had returned from captivity in Babylon.  Like his contemporary Haggai, Zechariah preached a message to the people asking them to resume their work on the temple.  In today’s key passage, Zechariah received a word from God that he shared with his people.  As I read it today, I was struck by how appropriate God’s message was: not only for the returning exiles, but also for all of us today.  It is not a complex message, but it is one that is both meaningful and powerful.  Speaking through Zechariah, God told the people, “Return to me…and I will return to you.” (1:3)

There are many times when each of us may feel as though God is far away.  We may feel this way when we are dealing with persecution or grief.  We may wonder where God is when we are facing difficult financial times or when struggling with a major life change.  There is a funny truth, though, about this feeling that God is far from us.  See, God has not actually gone anywhere.  He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  When we feel like He is far from us, it is not because He has moved but because we have.  God is faithful and true, and He will never turn away from us.  Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of us.  Throughout history, man has continually turned away from God in one way or another, and each time we do the distance between us and God grows.  If you are feeling like He is far away from you, remember His words to the people of Judah.  “Return to me…and I will return to you.”  If we want to feel closer to God, all we have to do is turn toward Him and move in His direction.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

 

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