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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deut 33:26 and Luke 8:50 "Riding to Our Help" (April 4)

I believe tonight that my God is helping me. I don't see it. I don't feel it. I just "only believe." Luke 8:50 in the face of Deut 33:26 There is No One Like Our God Who rides through the heavens to our help. And He is committed to help us be holy not happy. Therefore, that help may look a little different than what I had hoped for. This we do know: Deut 33:12 "The Beloved of the LORD dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between His shoulders." Am I looking for God's blessings or Presence?Deut


  1. Our tendency is to be sad for Moses that he didn't get to go into the country God promised. But he had good eyesight and his energy was strong at 120 years old. He died after God showed him the Promised Land. And the Lord buried him with His own Hands. Such a tender final gift. I will miss Moses as we move forward.

    And in today's reading, Jesus' words to Jairus: Do not fear, only believe, and she will be made well. ONLY believe. No undivided hearts, no waivering faith. Simple but not easy.

  2. Never thought about what Moses experienced as he heard from God that the Promised Land is not going to be different than the wilderness for this clan. They are going to disobey in this new place. Best place to ever be is right where God leads you. We think things will be better in the Promised Land---Moses knew they wouldn't be better for the Israelites. I am way too ready for my circumstances to change rather than my heart to change in crummy circumstances.

  3. Deut. 34:10-12
    "And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, and for all the mighty power and all the great deeds of terror that Moses did in the sight of all Israel."

    I talked to a man named Moses the other day at work. He had left a message on my voicemail and I returned his call. Just the name, Moses, made me catch my breath. It's a name that I don't take lightly. How do you grow up with a name like that? I wanted so much to ask him had he parted any seas lately...but I didn't. I'm sure he has heard them all.

    Reading these chapters on the final days of Moses and listening to the songs he sang about his God...and then coming to these final words penned by someone else...what a man...what a man this Moses was.

    And he never thought he could do what God was asking of him.

    Moses loved God. Moses loved his people. He served. He led. And he delivered his people into the land of promise.

    A man named Moses. His calling was detoured from the promised land on earth to the promised land in heaven.