Per usual, I’m reading through the Bible chronologically and we’re in the Exodus era. God had brought the people into the wilderness to build them into a nation, to give them laws and ceremonies and it’s exhaustive because they need them!
God asks for those who have willing hearts to bring gold, silver, scarlet, blue thread etc… as an offering to build the tabernacle–a place he will dwell with them. And people came! They brought so much (from the wealth given to them by the Egyptians when they left after the death of the firstborn) that they told Moses to tell the people to stop bringing stuff. They had more than enough to complete the tasks God had assigned them.
This is big time giving right here!
But what I loved most this go-round was this: Exodus 38:8 NLT “Bezalel made the bronze washbasin and its bronze stand from bronze mirrors donated by the women who served at the entrance of the Tabernacle.”
Women brought their mirrors which they’d taken out of Egypt. According to archaeological resources, Egyptian mirrors were ornate, full of gems and worth quite a bit. And yet these women freely gave these mirrors for the service of God.
They’d rather reflect on God than their own reflections. Their vanity was worth letting go to humble themselves before God.
The Forward Reflection Question of the day is: Who are you reflecting most? Yourself or God? And are you willing to give God all that you have, even what seems terribly valuable, for his kingdom’s causes?
What do you find most fascinating about building the tabernacle?
As we gear up for the release of my newest thriller, A Cry in the Dark, my publisher has made the first book in the series (can be read as standalones though) Her Darkest Secret in audiobook on sale today February 1-March 1 for only $5.99! Y’all that’s such a great deal and let me tell you the narrator, Lisa Flanagan is incredible. She nails the characters and brings them to life in such a fabulous way. I couldn’t be happier!
If you love audiobooks, grab this from your favorite audiobook retailer. You can definitely find it on Apple, Kobo, Google and LibroFM
Please tell your friends too. I’d hate for them to miss the sale price too.
But that’s not all!
You can grab the e-book for only $2.99 Today, February 1 through February 7th! If you’re not an audiobook fan, you can still get a great deal!
Backcover Blurb: When a cold-case serial killer returns, FBI special agent Fiona Kelly has one last chance to stop him before he claims the prize he’s always wanted—her.
The sight of a goose feather at a murder scene modeled after a children’s poem is enough to make FBI special agent Fiona Kelly’s blood turn to ice. Almost two decades ago, a feather was left with her sister’s body—and with every subsequent victim of the Nursery Rhyme Killer. Now he’s back. Only this time, his latest gruesome murder is a message to the only one who ever got away: Fiona.
Finding “Rhyme” is an obsession that’s fueled Fiona’s career—and destroyed her marriage to fellow FBI agent Asa Kodiak. Now Fiona and Asa have to put their past tensions aside and work together one last time. But Rhyme is watching, and catching this killer may force Fiona to reveal her biggest, darkest secret…the one only he knows.
Question for you: Are you an audiobook fan? What was the last book you listened to?