Today’s Tasting: Deuteronomy 1-2: Deuteronomy, which means “second law,” begins with Moses reminding the Israelites of their wilderness journeys. Moses reminded them that after their exodus from Egypt, when they saw the land that God had promised them, Israel had refused to go in and take possession of the land because they feared the people who lived there. God told them He would go before them to fight for them, but the people refused to listen. Later they repented and determined to fight for the land, but God told them not to go because He would not be with them. Again the people did not listen. They went to battle anyway and were defeated by their enemy. Because of their rebellion against God, the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness for forty years until those that rebelled against God had died.
Moses reminded them that God had been with them and they had lacked nothing during their forty-year journey. The Lord had given all the enemies of Israel and their possessions into Israel’s hands. They were now as numerous as the stars of heaven and on their way to live in freedom.
Today’s Nourishment: Do you remember your past and the things the Lord has done for you? Do you ever remind yourself of the Lord’s goodness to you?
In the New Testament we are told to remember something that is of utmost importance—we are told to remember Christ’s completed work.
“He took bread and gave thanks. He broke the bread and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me’” (Luke 22:19; and see 1 Corinthians 11:23-24).
The definition of remembrance is “to actively stir one’s mind and meditate.” I want to encourage you to actively stir your mind and meditate on Jesus’ life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.
How timely it is for us to be reminded of this as we prepare to celebrate Resurrection Sunday! Remember how He has delivered you from your Egypt, shared the covenant of His blood with you, counted you as His own, and taken you through some wilderness journeys. Share some of what you remember with us on this blog. Your words may encourage other women and stir their faith to hear and believe God!
Tomorrow’s Delight: Deuteronomy 3-4
Carolyn Marlowe, CCLC
Alive by His Word says
I apologize for the delayed post. I mixed my days up and forgot to schedule this post. Hope you enjoy and read anyway.
Tammy Bradley says
There has been some really hard wilderness journeys in my life, some that I just couldn’t see how I would make it to the end. But God in His goodness, mercy, grace and strength was there every step of the way. I look back now and I’m amazed and overjoyed at the faithfulness of our Heavenly Father remembering the victories and His sweet Presence that never ever left my side. It’s caused me to grow in my walk and faith in The Lord and how to stand on the promises of His Word. Father, may we put full trust in You in the midst of our journey’s knowing that each time it’s an opportunity for growth and faith in a sovereign and loving God who wants nothing but the best for His children. Praise Your Holy Name!
Tammy Bradley says
I have had some really hard wilderness journey’s in my life that at times I just couldn’t see the way out. But God in His goodness, mercy, grace, and strength was there every step of the way. I look back now and realize what growth opportunities they were and how they made me stronger in my faith and caused me to lean and trust in His word and on His promises. When those wilderness journey’s come I’ve learned to remember my past victories and be thankful.
Tammy Bradley says
Well my post never went through so tried it again and it posted twice.
Jacinta Hampton says
God has definitely delivered me from my “Eygpt”, bondage,hurt, fear, anger, etc. living with these things made me one miserable person and now that God has delivered me, I CANNOT go back. There have been many journeys where I looked up and asked God if he was still there because it just didn’t feel like it, but as always, right on time he showed up, when I didn’t know where where or how it could happen because it seemed so hopeless, he stepped right in and I am so so thankful. Praise the Lord! I think I just talked myself happy!