The LORD spoke to Moses in the
tent of meeting in the
Desert of Sinai on the first day of the second month of the second year
after the Israelites came out of Egypt.
"Take a census of the whole Israelite community
by their clans and families, listing every man by name, one by
You and Aaron are to count according to their divisions all the men in Israel
who are twenty years old or more and able to serve in the army.
One man from each tribe, each of them the head of his family, is to help you.
• People matter to God and they should matter to us.
• Taking time with the Lord will always prepare you for fulfilling your calling.
• Take time to take a "census" of all that God has given you and you will serve more effectively.
Heavenly Father, for the personal attention you give me.
Thank you for knowing me by name.
Thank you for the gifts and talents you have bestowed on me.
Thank you for leading me in the way that I should go.
Help me to better use what you have given me to
honor you and help others.
Take my life and let it be, consecrated Lord to thee.
My time, talents and treasures belong to you.
Lead me to great things.
Amen! Amen! Amen!