For the past few months I have been reading – Revive me, by Brent Cantelon. Which is a bible in one year, daily devotional. As I’m reading about Moses and the Israelites in the Old Testament, every so often I read about a man who happens to be traveling. Almost everytime someone travels in the Old Testament they seem to have a revelation about God and build an altar. Since I have been hearing and taking little steps towards what God wants to teach me in Africa, and have had great confirmation from the Lord; I felt I needed to build an altar.
When I started this journey of listening for what God wants for me this “school” season, I have often been very discouraged about finances and how i’m supposed to provide for myself to go eventually to Africa (it’s alot of money). God has tried to show me that it’s not about what I can do for myself but what God can do for me. But sometimes I can’t help but worry. One day God told me to make an alter, to lay on my stress about finances and declare Jesus is the provider. Since I live in friendly Manitoba and there’s no place to put an altar I decided a painting was in order.
After a few weeks of putting it off I finally got down on my knee’s and built my altar. Placing a cat’s eye green marble on the right side signifying my past notions of God and lighting a fire as a proclamation of Jehovah Jireh. Jesus the Provider.
With my altar built I’m able to bring my worry to the cross and simply lay it on the altar for Jesus to worry about. Simple stones and a humble heart is what the men had to give. As I trust in the promise of old, keep building altars and laying things down, I know there are good plans for me.