Monday, April 16, 2018 | Pastor Kevin
The Nazirite vow was taken to set a person apart for the Lord's purpose for a "season" in life. Eventually, God will call some to live life as a Nazirite, but for now, it was a season in a person's life. I love the reminder that God sometimes calls us to a person or a situation or even a place for a season. We sometimes get so comfortable in our current setting, we forget God wants us to move forward or possibly even to "set us apart" for a season of ministry or service. The Nazirite vow reminds me of a person going on a mission trip, or a person who is a caregiver for family or friends, or for a preacher during a week of revival. God has ordained that person for that moment, that season, in life. It will never be permanent in God's eyes; just a season for Him to use your gifts in a different manner or with different people. At times, this upsets our "apple carts," because we like comfort and we like going to the same place for work or ministry. This is our comfort zone, our safe place. It, however, is not necessarily the place where God wants you to remain. Be open to His plans for your life and ready to move when God says move. Moses concludes the chapter with a beautiful blessing for His people. He says, "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace."
Help me, Lord, to be open when You call me for a season of ministry that is not normal or comfortable. Help me to bless others daily as You have blessed us!