Today’s Tasting: Numbers 8-10: In today’s reading the Lord speaks to Moses and tells him how to set up the lamps in the tabernacle and the rituals for cleansing the Levites, to separate them for service to the Lord. The Lord gives Moses instructions for observing the Passover. He also tells Moses to make two silver trumpets, which were to be used for summoning the Israelites to assemble.
Today’s Nourishment: Sometimes I can get overwhelmed by the little stuff—the cleaning, the laundry, and daily chores. As I’m writing, I’m looking at a very large pile of dirty clothes that need to be washed. This feeling of being overwhelmed can overflow to the big stuff—where are we supposed to work? Where are we supposed to live? What does God want from me?
Looking at today’s passage, I love how God lays out everything so clearly for Moses: This is where you should put the lamps, this is how many you need, and this is how they should be made. This is how the Levites should be shaved, washed, have their clothes washed. Nothing was too little or unimportant for God to give His attention to.
It is easy to feel like the hundreds of little things we do each day don’t really matter—no one sees them. But God does. He has a plan—even for the little things. Seek His guidance in those too.
When you handle the little things with God’s help, the bigger things seem to fall into place much more easily. Just follow the cloud like the Israelites did. Seek God’s plan. He wants you to know His will for you. He doesn’t hide from you. He is waiting to direct your steps—one at a time. Don’t get too consumed with trying to see too far down the path. Live in the present moment; the past is gone, and the future isn’t here yet.
Tomorrow’s Delight: Numbers 11-13
Kelly Quinn, South Carolina, mom of seven
Jacinta Hampton says
Wow, Kelly! Thanks so much for this timely word, I’m guilty so often of thinking my “little thing” whatever it may be isn’t important to God. I am reminded, through your posts that God sees and he cares. I’m also learning to take one day at a time, yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn’t here yet, just like you said.
Carolyn Marlowe says
Kelly, I am like Jacinta in learning to take one day at a time. The last minute is gone and the next minute is future. We have opportunities of choices in how we will live in the present and make it count, even in the little things that seem mundane and trite.
Merril Mountan says
Great post! It said to me that our God is interested and involved in every little and big detail in our lives.
Tammy Bradley says
Kelly, I love that you said “live in the present moment”. I believe that is exactly where God wants us to be with Him. The past is over gone and stressing over it gets us no where but in despair. The future, well, why do we stress over tomorrow when it’s not even here yet. These are things The Lord has said to me and I’m learning to listen and see His perspective. He is a God of in the moment and wants us trusting Him and His will for us.
Carolyn Marlowe says
He is for sure involved in every detail of our lives, Merrill. Thanks for your comment!