Drinking Strong Spiritual Coffee on Monday Morning (Haggai 1-2)

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, declares the Lord. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares theLord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. Haggai 2:4-5

Yes, it is Monday!  Yes, around the world people are trying to find a cup of strong coffee to get the boost they need to begin their day!

Question:  “Have you had your strong spiritual coffee today?”

Each day God’s Word is the strong spiritual coffee that gets us motivated for the task of each day.  We see this in our readings from the book of Haggai.

Keep in mind, this prophet begins his ministry when the Jews have begun their return to Palestine under the reign of king Cyrus, 538 B.C.  The people have returned to the city of Jerusalem and they have rebuilt or are rebuilding their homes.  But the house of the Lord remains in ruins.  God’s Word to them is simple:  “Consider your ways.”

This my friends is like the espresso coffee I used to get in a small cup in Romania.  It will awaken you in a hurry.  Thankfully these words had the same effect of God’s people.  The Bible says, “and they came and worked on the house of the Lord.”

Question:  “Where are you investing your resources?”  The Bible promises God’s presence and power when we do His will.  We see this clearly in these chapters. Jesus said to His disciples in John 14:12-14 the following:

“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me[a] anything in my name, I will do it.  

Wow.  This is the spiritual coffee I needed today.  I want to challenge you to drink deeply God’s will and direction for your life.  You will find yourself alert and effective in the day!

 

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