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Known and Ordained

In Scripture, we read about the faithful lives of men and women of God. It’s powerful to see how purposeful Adonai was in creating them, placing them where they needed to be, and ordaining them to be vessels for His glory.

One man of God, perhaps one of the most influential to the nation of Israel, is Moses. He is the one acknowledged to have received and recorded the Torah, which is the first five books of the Bible recounting creation, the formation of Israel, and the laws for righteous living, just to name a few.

Moses was known by Adonai and ordained to fill a role specifically created for him. He was a teacher, shepherd, delegator, and deliverer. In all these things, he was emulating Adonai himself, who is the original Teacher, Shepherd, Delegator, and Deliverer. Moses followed Adonai, and in turn, he stepped into the original design for mankind to emulate God as laid out in

Genesis 1:26- “Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves…”

Moses was known and ordained…

When Moses was about to die and be gathered to his people, he asked God to provide someone else to fill the role he once held.

Numbers 27:16-17- ““Let Adonai, God of the spirits of all human beings, appoint a man to be over the community, to go out and come in ahead of them, to lead them out and bring them in, so that Adonai’s community will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”

Moses spoke to Adonai face to face. He knew very well the truth of how intimately He knows each of us, even our very spirits. And he knew that in knowing us, Adonai had already ordained a man for the job. We know this man to be Joshua, son of Nun.

Joshua was known and ordained…

And it doesn’t stop with Moses and Joshua. Scriptures like Psalms 139:13-16 show us how Adonai fully knows and ordains each of us for His purposes.

Psalms 139:13-16- “For you fashioned my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I thank you because I am awesomely made, wonderfully; your works are wonders —I know this very well. My bones were not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes could see me as an embryo, but in your book all my days were already written; my days had been shaped before any of them existed.”

You are known and ordained…

We may not all have as large a flock to shepherd as that of Moses and Joshua, but when we choose Adonai as our portion like they did, we step into our God-ordained calling. We start emulating Adonai to the world around us. Even in small measures… even if just to our coworkers or children, we become teachers, shepherds, delegators, and deliverers of the Good News.

Ephesians 2:10- “For we are of God’s making, created in union with the Messiah Yeshua for a life of good actions already prepared by God for us to do.”

This week, we pray these truths become a reality for you.

We pray that through your relationship with Yeshua(Jesus), you understand Adonai knows you intimately;

knows your strengths, weaknesses, and sin;

knows your past, your present situation, and where He will lead you.

And we pray that you will know without a shadow of a doubt that He will use all those personal details in the calling that He has ordained for you.

And lastly, we pray for clarity regarding your calling. Sometimes it’s hard to grasp what our purpose is. In the interim, this quote from Rabbi Brian Samuel puts the present calling into perspective. He says,

“Look around you.

What you see is your garden;

a beautiful garden Adonai has given you to cultivate.“

Shavua tov, beloved ones❤️

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