Being in the desert for 40 years had to be an incredible exercise in patience.  Even though the Israelites had obtained their freedom from slavery, their condition during that desert time was a series of highs and lows.  God had made Himself known to them, protected and provided for them throughout, but they continued to grumble and whine.

Kind of like us when we go through difficulties and hard choices in life.  How about enduring those things for 40 years?  Today, God reveals Himself to us through His Word.  We have immediate access to Him, through our Savior, Jesus.  We can depend on His enduring love and perfect plan for our lives – but still we grumble and whine.

When we discipline our children, it’s intended for their good.  God does the same thing with us.  He expects complete obedience to His commands.  Even Moses was unable to reach the promised land because He didn’t obey God’s specific directions.  Being sinners, we are incapable of doing this alone so we must rely on Jesus to strengthen us and intercede for us.

As light seems to be appearing at the end of our current dark tunnel, I feel that maybe it will soon be over, but the battle continues.  It’s a day by day process, which requires complete trust and obedience.

Dear Lord, Jesus, You alone have fulfilled the Law which God demands. I had nothing to do with that.  Because of your perfection, I know that my sins have been forgiven.  Help me now to walk in obedience to Him – to trust and let Him complete my journey in His time and by His will.  Amen!


As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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