I almost rear ended a cop this morning, which almost started a chain reaction according to the various vehicles trying to dodge me and said cop. Then it dawned on me....it's Friday the 13th. I'm not superstitious. Just saying.
Now for what I really had on my mind.
In the daily Bible readings this morning some scripture really spoke to me. It's where Moses was speaking to the people of Israel. Moses recapped the last 40 years of wondering in the wilderness. He brought back to their remembrance just what all God had done for them. Ahh Haaa moment! I tend to want to sit back and judge the Israelites harshly for their disobedience and hard headiness, but my goodness could I, would I, have done any differently? I don't think so....hope so...but still...nay. I'm a fleshly, sinful creature and I tend to wander around in my own wilderness trying to find my way, and not His way.
Deuteronomy 4:39-40 NLT says, "So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other. If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children. I am giving you these instructions so you will enjoy a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you for all time."
All this because He loved them.
He loves me.
Really that is all we need to know. Jesus shed His blood for me and you. There is no greater love than that!
I'm encouraged today to follow His instructions. I want my children and their children's, children to know Him. I think of my Mawmaw today. Everyday seems to bring her weaker. Only God knows how much longer we will have her. It saddens me to think of this world without her. She has followed God her whole life and made sure her family knew of her eternal inheritance.
Love and prayers,