“Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
Bind them around your neck;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.” (Proverbs 3:3)
Just when you thought our God was all warm and fuzzy we are reminded us about faithfulness. All throughout scripture remaining faithful has not been easy for God’s children. Perhaps it is because we want to remain children, with everything always warm and fuzzy and on our own terms. After the Exodus, Moses spent forty years in the desert with the “children” of Israel. Sometimes it just takes that long for God to accomplish His purpose in our lives. We refuse to obey, to grow up. Then one day we do ~ when all we desire is His favor.
All You Have Done
You have led me through so many wildernesses in my life, Father. Sometimes, I even needed forty years, like Moses, to find my way out. Oh the testing and trails along the way. The darkness, the storms, the frightening shadows, and the fears for the future. At times I couldn’t see my way. Would the sun ever shine again? The struggles reduced my spirit to humiliation, defeat, and nothingness. I couldn’t see the point of it all, only the agony. But you could.
When I had nowhere to go, I finally started to obey You, my Heavenly Father. Thank You for walking by and finding me along the wilderness path. Your directions were right, Your lessons, true. Even the trials taught me wisdom and made me strong.
When I’m Praising God; Anita Corrine Donihue
In Memory: Mary Vorwald
Blessed Father the only favor that I seek is that which is in your sight. Thank you for remaining faithful even in our faithlessness. Thank you for your steadfast and enduring love throughout the Wilderness journey and for never giving up on us. Thank you for the gift of precious friends, and gentle reminders that you are always faithful to hear our prayers. Thank you for the lighting of our path back home. ~ Amen :Y