Following last week’s post, Revelation 1-2, on my lightbulb moments of 2017, I needed to let you guys in on a few more of these…
My Revelation posts have been a reflection on my aha moments and purposefully not #goals that I’m trying to squeeze in before the end of the year! And neither should yours. Because clearly they can wait (and have) for another time – whether that’s a new opportunity, with a new person or in a new year.
In the new year, I’m kicking off early with a trip to Israel. I thought it was an apt time to begin reading the bible [plan in 90 days] front to back before I go; especially given what God has pulled me and my family through in 2017 and in particular wanting to connect more with His word.
I let two of my closest Christian friends know that I would be calling on them for clarification and discussion of verses/stories. What’s actually happened is a series of text messages which in a gif look like this:
Revelation 3: The Israelites did THE MOST and God still sent His Son!
Now, this is not new news. Though after reading Exodus and the constant back and forth I was ready to tap out because the Israelites were getting on my damn nerves! But how are they different to me/you/us today?! Calling on God when they were low or in need, then thanking Him when they got [through] what they wanted. Time after time after time after time… You get the drift!
So far, the Old Testament has been much of a contextual reminder of Sunday School stories; in great addition to a reminder that God is unfathomably patient and merciful.
Revelation 4: There is nothing like the place called victory
(One of) My favourite songs/albums of 2017, by Deon Kipping is Place Called Victory.
The road to Israel won’t be as simple as reading the bible beforehand (thanks orange guy in the White House 😒) and 2017 wasn’t a simple journey. But there has been substantial steps and lessons on the way.
Have you had a Revelation whilst reflecting on 2017? Leave a comment below!