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