Friday, August 26, 2016



Scripture: Colossians 3:23

On the right side of every Jewish doorpost is nailed a small piece of parchment rolled and inserted into a wood, metal, stone, or ceramic case called a mezuzah. On the front of the parchment are lettered the twenty-two lines of Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21.  The Hebrew word Shaddai, which means “almighty”, is inscribed on the back in such a way that it can be seen from the outside.

The mezuzah was a ritual code that said to everyone entering and leaving that home, “as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.”  An everyday mezuzah ritual helps us grow our own souls by modulating the mundane into the eternal.  A mezuzah connects us to our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier.

Today I would like to ask how can we mezuzah our universe.  How can the eternal connect with the temporal? 

The Christian faith is a sign language.  The true language of biblical faith is not phonetic but ideographic; meaning it is not formed with our mouths so much as with our bodies and lives.  That’s what it truly means to be a living sacrifice. 

To mezuzah one’s universe is for the world of Grace to intersect with the world of culture in such a way that grace is visible in the whole of life, historically as well as spiritually viable. (excerpt taken from Soul Salsa Leonard Sweet ©2000 Zondervan Publishing)

Daily Prayer:
“Lord, by Your grace give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live a life that honors You and brings hope and life to others.  Help me live beyond the words I speak so that my life speaks louder than my words.”

Daily Challenge:
On your bathroom mirror, write or tape different prayers, quotes, or goals that you want to happen in your life or through your life, and every morning when you wake up and go to the bathroom remind yourself of these for one week.

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