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Devoted to the worship of the Lord - this is how John MacArthur characterized Moses based on Genesis 13: 3,4,18.
tbgrace Moses was “devoted to the worship of the Lord.” Along his journey when he stopped he would build an altar to the Lord and call upon the name of the Lord. Even after the mess in Egypt he goes back to an altar he built and calls upon the name of the Lord. And when he gets to where he is settling he builds an altar to the Lord.
tbgrace This is a reminder to incorporate praise and praise in my heart continually during the day. When I am stressed in traffic I try to use the time to pray or sing praise songs.
I have also started trying to just keep a praise in my heart as I go through the day and just pray quick prayers constantly through the day.
tbgrace How are you going to try to be more devoted to worship this year?
Mjn0426 "building an altar" for us as Moses did may look like a picture in a frame, a journal entry, a piece of paper with a name in a "prayer box," or something on a piece of paper in a "blessing box"
These things we can go back and look over later, at the end of the year and see how God has worked throughout. This was the purpose of altars back in the day I believe, to be a reminder of how God had blessed and taken us on a journey but also to worship at each stage. I loved the idea of these altars and piles of stone they left back then. Not only to remind themselves but as a witness to all the world of God had done. Pretty awesome. I want to make more of them this year.
tbgrace Excellent point that the altars are testimonies to God's work. I love the idea of a blessing box. I am thinking it can maybe be opened and shared each year at Thanksgiving. I am going to implement that idea. We are trying to get our house ready for sale and then moving so don't even know a good place to set a box up yet, but maybe a journal for now. Thanks for sharing.