It's good to be back out on the road on the Make your Move tour, and my devotional time with the band has been focusing on God's words to Jeremiah.
Most nights on stage, Mac has been stating that as believers we don't just read the Bible as a historical document but as God's word to us today. That's a principle we have been carrying into our devotions as we discover some of the incredible statements of encouragement and hope that the Lord speaks into Jeremiah's situation. If ever there was a man of God called to make a move it was Jeremiah!
Jeremiah stood alone for 42 years of ministry; preaching, pleading, weeping, warning the nation that judgment would come unless they sought the Lord's forgiveness and compassion. No-one seemed to listen, and eventually the city of Jerusalem was destroyed. All of us want to have a positive impact on the culture around us, but poor old Jeremiah was called to a ministry that was definitely hard and he wasn't going to be popular. Despite the difficult circumstances, Jeremiah ultimately remained faithful and determined-mostly due to the powerful voice of the Lord.
In the early part of this tour we have read together the following verses:
Read these verses for yourself, and over the next couple of blogs I will expand on what we learnt from them.