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"Whereby are given exceeding great and precious promises:
that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature..."
2 Peter 1:4

My-oh-my! How thankful I am for the truly "great and precious promises" our Great and Precious LORD has given to you and to me.

I have found over these many, many years that for any and every difficulty, challenge or question that comes my way, there is a perfect promise in His Word that applies perfectly in order to see me through!

In other words, for every problem, there is a promise!!!

Now, my son Benjamin just yesterday here at the Fellowship released a wonderful new 4 minute video (shot in a single take in our lovely Outdoor Amphitheater) in which he simply and impactingly quotes from memory promise after promise after promise.

And I simply must share it with you all today, as I know His Word shared in this manner will bless you big-time in a powerful, practical and prophetic way... Guarantee!!!

To take this short, 4 minute video in, simply click on the following link...and be blessed!!!!

Hope Generation Creative: Positives

Standing on His promises with you,

Jon


Daily Devotional
July 25
 
And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee.
Exodus 31:6
 
God empowered, energized, and anointed carpenters, tailors, and perfumers to do this work. Bezaleel was the foreman, but Aholiab was the assistant, along with others who served by his side.

When asked what was the hardest position in the orchestra to fill, a famous conductor said, “First chair, second violin. I can find all kinds of people who want to play first violin. But it’s hard to find someone who wants to be excellent at second violin, someone who wants to play harmony.”

Our human tendency is to want to be mediocre at first violin rather than to excel at second. Not so with Aholiab. He was told he would be assistant to Bezaleel. And he was successful in that position. Thus, he is an example for all of history of the way God uniquely and powerfully uses “second fiddles” for His glory.

As chronicled in a 1970s bestseller entitled The Peter Principle, all too often the problem in corporate America is that people are promoted to the level of incompetence. That is, a man who does well in his position is promoted to the next level. After doing well there, he is moved to level three. Succeeding there, he is moved to level four. And he keeps being promoted until, toward the top, he’s over his head. He was good going up the ladder, but he went one step too far. And when the corporation downsizes, guess who gets the ax? God doesn’t want that for us. He wants us to fit into the place He’s custom designed for us. Am I saying we are not to take steps of faith? No, I’m saying that we must avoid the folly of taking one step too many.

If God puts you in a number one spot, He will give you the grace and ability to handle it. But if you’re in a number two position, rejoice and excel at that. Whether on the job or in ministry, if you’re wanting to climb one more rung, be careful. If you’re a Bezaleel, great. If you’re an Aholiab, wonderful. Just be content and shine in the position the Lord places you.
 
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Pillar By Day" by Pastor Jon. "A Pillar By Day" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.  If you would like your own copy of "A Pillar By Day" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store