Saturday, September 18, 2010

NIPTO, Day 223

Today is... another day.

Got up. Took a practice PSAT. Did horribly on the math section (I fail at math sections on standardized tests.) Did pretty well on Critical Reading (CR) and Writing. I'm about 30 points away from the score that I want. Maybe 40. I'm going for 30 for now. 
Then hustled to get ready for the day and then went to Kent to visit my sisters! We picked up 4 of the Karen girls (Eh Dah Doe, Eh Ler Tha, Hser Ler Moo, and Youslena).
We ate lunch in the Bridge Lounge where they have Brownie Night on Tuesdays (I think it always smells like brownies in the kitchen. AWESOMESAUCE!) And thennn we went to Gabriel Brothers. I got a new pair of earbuds that I like very much. I'm using them right now :)

We stopped at Arby's on the way home and got "seven Jamocha Shakes." The guy was like, "Are there seven people in the car?" because he could only see Mom and Dad. Awesome! hahah Very funny.

Then we came home.... and I went through facebook, twitter, and blogs. As I always do. And now I think we might walk and eat? I don't know. I'm listening to Family Force 5. (Dance or Die... with a Vengeance)

I get to spend the whole day with Kayla-la tomorrow! YAY! I'm excited. I hope we get to herd cats made of jell-o. (It's kind of an inside joke. If you look at my posts that are labeled "Life Training (LT)" you might find something about cats made of jell-o. :)

Annd I guess it's time for NIPTO. Because I'm out of things to talk about.

Acts 3:1-17
1 Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing over.

One morning everyone set out for the Jordan. They camped there for a while. Three days to be exact. (How do I know that? read on. =P)

2 After three days the officers went throughout the camp, 3 giving orders to the people: "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests, who are Levites, carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. 4 Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before. But keep a distance of about a thousand yards between you and the ark; do not go near it."

They camped for three days and then the officers went through and told everyone that when they saw the Ark pass, they could move out and follow. Then they'd know which way to go. But they had to stay away from the ark. They couldn't get close to it.

 5 Joshua told the people, "Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you."

Joshua told the people to make themselves clean. Because God was going to do amazing things among them. It's so awesome that Joshua could promise that God was going to do amazing things.

 6 Joshua said to the priests, "Take up the ark of the covenant and pass on ahead of the people." So they took it up and went ahead of them.

Joshua gave the priests (the people carrying the ark) the go ahead and they started off...

 7 And the LORD said to Joshua, "Today I will begin to exalt you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am with you as I was with Moses. 8 Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: 'When you reach the edge of the Jordan's waters, go and stand in the river.' "

God spoke to Joshua telling him that he would exalt him in the eyes of all Israel. That's a whole lot of people. And God told him that the people would know that God was with him as he was with Moses. 
God told him to tell the priests to carry the ark to go to the edge of the Jordan River and stand in the river.

 9 Joshua said to the Israelites, "Come here and listen to the words of the LORD your God. 10 This is how you will know that the living God is among you and that he will certainly drive out before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites and Jebusites. 11 See, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go into the Jordan ahead of you. 12 Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 13 And as soon as the priests who carry the ark of the LORD -the Lord of all the earth—set foot in the Jordan, its waters flowing downstream will be cut off and stand up in a heap."

Joshua told them to come listen. He told them that they would know that God was with them because he would drive out their enemies before their eyes.
He told them to look and see that the ark of the covenant was going into the river ahead of them. Then they were to choose twelve men. One from each tribe. And as soon as the priests stepped in the water, the river was going to "be cut off and stand up in a heap."
Uh. Wow. That's something I would've wanted to see. Or the parting of the Red Sea. Ya know.

 14 So when the people broke camp to cross the Jordan, the priests carrying the ark of the covenant went ahead of them. 15Now the Jordan is at flood stage all during harvest. Yet as soon as the priests who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water's edge, 16 the water from upstream stopped flowing. It piled up in a heap a great distance away, at a town called Adam in the vicinity of Zarethan, while the water flowing down to the Sea of the Arabah (the Salt Sea) was completely cut off. So the people crossed over opposite Jericho.

So they broke camp and got to the Jordan. The priests went ahead of them. And I was right! The Jordan is flooded during the time that they were crossing. But as soon as the priests stepped into the water, it all piled up in a mass near some little town. (I wonder what the people in town thought...)
So they crossed the river to Jericho. No big deal. 

17 The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.

The priests stood on dry ground the entire time... The entire nation crossed the Jordan River, during flood season, on dry ground.

And now I'm going to go on a walk and see if my best friend is home. :) 

Hope y'all have a good evening! 

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