October 7, 2017: SOAP #2865: Ezra 7-8; Luke 20 Scripture:  Ezra (NIV) 7:28b Because the hand of the LORD my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me. Observation:   Ezra was born into God's time and was caught up in God's plan.   Ezra recognized that [...]

October 7, 2017: SOAP #2865: Ezra 7-8; Luke 20

Scripture:  Ezra (NIV) 7:28b Because the hand of the LORD my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.

Observation:   Ezra was born into God's time and was caught up in God's plan.   Ezra recognized that what was taking place was the work of Someone greater than himself.   Ezra recognized that the hand of God was on him to accomplish a specific purpose"to motivate the people in Jerusalem to finish the rebuilding of the temple.   He was a living tool in the hand of a Living God!

Application:   I need to recognize that God has plans for my days and my life.   God's hand is on me to accomplish His will.   I am a living tool in the hands of a Living God.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, I want to be useable"to be easy to use.   To feel your hand upon me, to know that you are using me to accomplish some eternal purposehow amazing is that!    Amen

Pastor Leon
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