Celebrate everything God has done so far. Even in the foundational stages. You might not always feel like you’re growing or making progress, but God is working in your life day by day, and with every big or little thing He does, it is worth it to celebrate.
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
When God moved upon the heart of King Cyrus to begin the process of rebuilding The Temple of the Lord, the Israelites rejoiced when the foundation was laid. They didn’t wait until the Temple was complete to rejoice. They rejoiced the moment the process began.
Are you willing to rejoice the moment the process begins? Are you willing to praise God even though you can only see a part of the greater picture? Are you willing to keep sowing seeds, even if you don’t know how or when things will grow?
God wants you to trust Him from the foundation all the way up. He wants you to keep sowing seeds even if they take awhile to grow. You may be starting small, but you serve a big God, who is with you in every step of the project.
Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo
Israel strikes Hamas targets following Gaza rocket attack - 27 June 2017
The Israeli Air Force targeted Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on Monday night following an earlier rocket attack from the Hamas-controlled territory, according to a statement released by the IDF. According to the statement, the airstrikes targeted two military facilities belonging to Hamas in the north and south of the Gaza Strip. As Hamas controls the Gaza Strip it is considered responsible for all attempts in Gaza that seek to harm Israel, reads the statement. Earlier on Monday, Islamic State-affiliated group Ahfad al-Sahaba claimed responsibility for the firing of a rocket. The group claimed responsibility via a statement that was shared through Israeli media. This is not the first time that the group, which has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack. The projectile landed in an open area near the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel, the IDF said. No injuries and no damage were reported. A red siren alert was not activated as it was detected early on that the projectile was aimed at an open area.
Oskar Schindler’s Grave in Jerusalem, Israel - Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist, former member of the Nazi Party and possibly the most famous “Righteous Gentile” who is credited with saving as many as 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. His story was brought to international acclaim by the 1982 novel Schindler’s Ark and the 1993 film, Schindler’s List.