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CORRECTION – MOSES THE SHEPHERD

Before I get started with the post, I want to mention something that I posted in yesterday’s post – This is yesterday’s post – “PRAYER – MOSES THE SHEPHERD AND GOD“.  It was a quote from another website and after thinking about it today and talking to mom and dad about it, well, it is an incorrect statement. Or at the least, I misunderstand totally what they are trying to say. It is from the article “Moses in Egypt, and Moses in Midian” and is from this magazine – “The Christian’s Friend” which is on the website STEM Publishing (Sound Teaching on Electronic Media) Here is the quote…

Moses was an eminent type of the Lord Jesus. And I would just notice, in passing, that they are the only two persons mentioned in Scripture whose course we are able to trace from their birth on to the glory.”

I don’t know if any of you thought about that statement today, but at supper mom and dad and I came up with a few more folks that we can trace from the cradle to the gates of glory. I like to make a correction of any error I have made or find that I have posted. Here is a very short list of a few folks that we thought of:

  1. Isaac
    1. Born – Genesis 21:1-3 – And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him. And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac.
    2. Dies – Genesis 35:2929 Isaac breathed his last and died and was gathered to his people, an old man [a]of ripe age; and his sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
  2. Jacob
    1. Born – Genesis 25:26Afterward his brother came out, and his hand took hold of Esau’s heel; so his name was called Jacob.[a] Isaac was sixty years old when she bore them.
    2. Dies – Genesis 49:3333 When Jacob finished commanding his sons, he drew up his feet into the bed and breathed his last and was gathered to his people.
  3. Joseph
    1. Born – Genesis 30:2525 And it came to pass, when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, “Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my country.
    2. Dies – Genesis 50:2626 So Joseph died, being 110 years old. They embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.
  4. Moses
    1. Born – Exodus 2:1-2 – And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months.

There may be more… if you come up with any, let me know and I will make an addition to my correction. I would be interested to know what you think of. I am just not certain what that person meant when he made that statement. But it was a LONG time ago (1874) when the article was written… but if a scholar, he should have known… ???   Anyway, I just wanted to clear that up. Thanks for bearing with me.

With that said and out of the way, I will say this… I am going to take another day to gather my thoughts about Moses’ conversation with God in the Burning Bush. Tomorrow is Sunday and a day of rest. I will put together a post for Monday morning for you and it will be about their conversation and God’s mission for Moses. Thank you for understanding…

Below is a compilation list of some of my favorite songs that I have posted.  I know… I just counted them… 23 of them.  I told you I love music!  Just click on any of the songs to listen.  Thought you might enjoy!

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CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM – Revisted

Two perspectives on Constructive Criticism….

  1. As the person giving the Constructive Criticism:

When I worked for a telecommunications company in Dallas I traveled a lot.  I was always in hotels working with the staff to get the new phone system and voice mail system in place.  Training the staff and making sure the project went smoothly.  One project was a hotel in North Atlanta, Georgia.  It was an elite hotel and quite large.  When it came time to train the entire staff it was going to take 3-4 days and 2 trainers.  I was the Senior Trainer and I had a Jr. Trainer with me.  She knew how to train to a point… well, let me say she knew the equipment and what it would do and what it would not do.  Training adults is another thing.  I had to have a “constructive criticism” meeting with her because I had heard from my contact at the hotel that her classes were becoming “all about her”.  This was a NO NO!!   Well, there is always a lot more that I can say – as you know – but I will hold it to that… and say that I wish I had known the Lord like I do now. images (1) I wasn’t as gentle and kind as I should have been.  I don’t think I was way out of line, I just didn’t pray about it before I talked to her and certainly didn’t ask her if I could pray with her before our talk.  She got the point though and I look back now and think I probably hurt her feelings and I certainly didn’t want to do that – even then!  I would do it totally different now and I have learned.  That is what life is all about though.  Learning as we go.  Some do, some don’t.

  1. As the person receiving the Constructive Criticism:

I work in a place where all of us CSRs are monitored daily.  We are supposed to get 20 monitors a month and sometimes more.  The monitors are done by various Supervisors and the Quality Team.  I totally understand why we must me monitored.  We must say the exact same thing everconstructive-criticismy call.  On occasion when I have been monitored I said the wrong thing or added my own words – can you imagine that… lol – and this results in what we call the dreaded “Adverse”.   Every time I have received an adverse I have received constructive criticism from the person that monitored me.   Each time they have been kind, considerate and very helpful!  I have always told them thank you afterwards because they were professional and constructive in their criticism.  It was to help me with my ongoing job and to encourage me to do better!  They told me not to dwell on the “adverse” but to just get back out there and keep up the good work (the work before the adverse).

Now these two ways of dealing with saying the “wrong thing at the wrong time” are totally different.  I don’t think the supervisors and quality team pray before talking to us, but they handle themselves with grace and encouragement and I like that.

Our Lord alwimages (4)ays had the right thing to say at the right time.  He was The Master at Corrective Criticism.  In Matthew 12 He takes many opportunities to correct what is being said and how it is being said.  Read the chapter… it won’t take long … and if you have the Bible App on your phone or iPad or laptop, you can have it read it for you with the audio feature!  It will come to life even more!

How are we, as Christians, giving or receiving constructive criticism?  I10,000 REASONS 1s it seasoned with the love of God and kindness of His nature?  Pray for Him to show you … wait upon the Lord (Isaiah 40:31 talks about waiting upon the Lord… 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”.

He will give you the words and heart you need to receive or give constructive criticism with His grace and encouragement.

The Video – Susan Ashton – Waiting For Your Love To Come Down

The Song – Susan Ashton – Waiting For Your Love To Come Down

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