DIG for Monday the 26th of September……how do you see yourself; as an overcomer or a grasshopper…..Numbers 13 v 30

How we see ourselves is of vital importance, affecting how successful we are in life.

When Moses sent out the spies to “check out the land” he wanted the facts, he wanted a report on what they saw (Numbers 13 v 16 to 20).

Ten of the spies saw nothing but problems and saw themselves as grasshoppers, forgetting the promises that God had made (Numbers 13 v 33).

These ten died before the Hebrew nation entered into the Promised Land.

Two of the spies saw the same problems but remembered what God had promised and saw themselves as conquerors.

These two, Caleb and Joshua, eventually entered the Promised Land with the nation.

Ten had their identify tied up in the physical circumstances that they saw and they failed.

Two had their identity tied up with what God said, irrespective of what they saw in the physical, and they succeeded.

How do you see yourself?

What do you base your identity upon?

Do you base your identity upon what you see or what God has said?

How you answer that question will affect our life in terms of success or failure.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have a plan and purpose for my life and thank you that you see me as a success”.

Numbers 13 v 30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it


DIG for Sunday the 25th of September…..of course Jesus lived, that is no longer in dispute…..John 1 v 14

As I was driving home from town this morning I listened to a fascinating discussion on the radio.

A professor was going on about a man, one of the most important men who had ever lived, a man that had shaped the history of the Western world more than any other man, yet a man who is never studied in history lessons.

I thought, “This should be about Jesus, I wonder who they mean”.

Imagine my surprise as the professor said, “I am of course talking about Jesus”.

Jesus and His teachings, through His followers, have shaped our history, shaped our culture and shaped our world

The professor spoke about how no serious historian can now dispute that a man called Jesus lived, spoke out a seriously radical message and then was crucified by the Romans.

Some people still talk of Jesus being a mythical figure but that is just not true; a man called Jesus lived and died at the time described in the Bible.

That point no longer requires serious discussion, however it is serious what you believe about Jesus; as I’ve written in the last couple of DIGs this has eternal consequences.

Jesus was not only a man, he was also God and he came to bring reconciliation and forgiveness to a needy world.

Through Jesus, through faith and trust in Him and His finished work, man can come into an eternal relationship with God the Father.

That is serious!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us and thank you for His finished work on the cross”.

John 1 v 14…..And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth