Deuteronomy 1:29-33

Then I said to you, ‘Do not be in dread or afraid of them. The LORD your God who goes before you will himself fight for you, just as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness, where you have seen how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, all the way that you went until you came to this place.’Yet in spite of this word you did not believe the LORD your God, who went before you in the way to seek you out a place to pitch your tents, in fire by night and in the cloud by day, to show you by what way you should go.

I can sense the exasperation in Moses' voice; a "What more does the LORD, God, the Almighty have to do for you to prove that He goes before you." Over and over, Moses reminds the people of Israel to look back at what the LORD has done for them in the past so that they will know that they are in His hands in the future.

Do I continue to commit the same sin today? YES! Part of the cycle of faith is developing the habit of continuously recognizing the LORD's blessings, committing them to memory and living in a state of thanksgiving.

Today's readings in the Psalms:

Morning: Psalm 64

Mid-day: 119:161-168

Evening: Psalm 140

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John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.

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