Joshua 15:1- Judges 3:27.
A recurring theme in the first books of the Bible is the disobedience of the Israelites. In a way the Israelites remind me of my children. They complain, see the way, follow instruction and return to their same ways.
In knitting we call that a möbius loop.
I’m having my own möbius loop.
I pray, I do ‘the right thing’, then a snafu hits and I’m crying out to God.
I know my relationship with God has evolved. I no longer regard Him as a genie in a bible who will grant my prayers. I recognize that I need a relationship with Him so that each step of my day is ordered by His will and not my own.
However, like the Israelites, I sometimes forget that God’s promises are infinite. That His blessings are there and that He has not forgotten me.
Judges 2:10:13; 3:7
When we don’t know our history, we are bound to repeat it.
Think about it: forty years the Israelites spent wondering the desert, searching for the promised land. Once they reached the promised land, they took the ways of the people around them, and forgot what their ancestors fought against to get to salvation. In scripture it says “another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel*”
How easy it is to forget the struggles of the past and rely on the easy out of going with the flow?
Being a Christian is a daily walk. Each day I have to talk with God, arm myself with the shield of His word, and maintain my relationship. I can’t LIVE in the past, but to not acknowledge it is a cause for failure in my walk.
Dear Lord, help me to remember that each day is a day to reflect on Your glory and word. Remind me of the obstacles I have faced so I do not face them again. May it be Your will, not mine. Amen.
~ Posted on the fly by Mrsrkfj