Promise of the Day: Moon Gazing


Today’s promise is Psalm 81:10 CJB:

I am Adonai your God,
who brought you up from the land of Egypt.
Open your mouth, and I will fill it.



Psalm 81 was a call to fulfill God’s command to observe Rosh Chodesh, the Pilgrim Feast held on the full moon of each month. The  blowing the shofar signaled this celebration of God’s provision in Egypt through Joseph and His salvation through Moses. But what does this have to do with the full moon? Consider that the moon reflects the light of the sun, and while we cannot look at the sun without being blinded, we can look fully upon the moon. When Phillip asked Jesus to show them the Father, Jesus said, “If you’ve seem me, you have seen the Father” (John 14:9). Consider also that the moon also wanes, or “dies,” each month, but is then reborn. Sound familiar? God was calling His people to look for the coming of their Messiah. To be ready. What they were to celebrate was God’s faithfulness.

Guess what? Our Messiah is coming back. And the full moon we see in the sky each month is a reminder of this promise, and a call to be ready and celebrate. But it is more than that. It is also a reminder that we don’t have to wait for His return to seen Jesus face to face. The Holy Spirit, has allowed us access to Jesus now, if we seek Him with all our hearts. So, keep seeking Him. Keep praising Him. For, when we open our mouths to praise Him, He is faithful to give us all we need–and more!


Heavenly Father, thank You for the signs you have placed in the heavens to remind me of Your promises and encourage me. Help me pursue You with all I am, Lord, that I may see Your Son face to face. That I may reflect Your glory just as He does. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Have a victorious day in the Lord!


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