While Sue is away on holidays we are showcasing various relevant sermons from YouTube.
The allotment of the Promised Land was being portioned out to tribes based on the male lineage – large pieces to large tribes and smaller portions to smaller tribes. Each male was given a place to call his own. The daughters of Zelophehad made petition to receive their father’s portion so that it might be passed on in his name. Their request was heard. Change occurred. What would have seemed like a crazy out of the question request was honored. God doesn’t always do things the way we think God should. We need to be open to new things, to the Spirit moving – sometimes we need to ask for what we want, be curious about where God would have us, and allow the future to be shaped by the present… rather than the past.