March 13, 2014
But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
How do I walk? I am to walk in obedience and keep His commandments. How do I do that? I hold fast to Him, I cling to Him. I wrote in response to instructions in a book on worship I’m going through. It asked me to “write statements of praise and thanksgiving to God for those particular characteristics of The Lord that stand out to you right now.” What rose to the top in my mind this morning were these three words: God is Powerful, Purposeful, Perfect. It gives me reason to trust. It gives me reason “to serve him with all your [my] heart and … soul.” I know He has a purpose. I know He knows what is best. I know He can pull it off in my life. I can trust Him. Reason to walk in obedience to Him. I love Him and worship Him for that.
Now, four years later (2.25.2017), I read the following words in a devotional in “Our Daily Bread” this morning which added to my “reason to trust”:
INSIGHT: The ten spies found the Anakim a daunting challenge because they viewed them in comparison to themselves. Joshua and Caleb [two of twelve spies for Moses that trusted God], however, viewed them in comparison to God. Many of life’s circumstances—health concerns, relationship struggles, financial setbacks—can either be viewed in comparison to our own frailties or in the light of our all-powerful God.