I haven’t posted in a while.
Today I will attempt to combine two posts,
let me know if it works 🙂
I spent a little time in the desert with the Israelites.
Specifically traversing along the dusty path found
in Exodus 16.
If you recall, this account finds the travelers
In fact, they grumble the chapter before and the chapter after
because they become thirsty.
In chapter 16, I put a rectangle around each time I saw the
word or a form of grumble.
I count 6 times in 35 verses.
They missed Egypt and all
those pots of meat that were not to be found in the
desert, so they grumbled.
Chapter 16 makes mention of this
verb over and over.
How do you feel when you are around someone who tends
Does it bring you joy?
Do you feel like giving them a gift for their murmuring?
I find that my mood usually shifts right along with the one grumbling.
But look at God’s response:
So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites,
“In the evening you will know that it was the LORD who brought
you out of Egypt,
and in the morning you will see the glory of the LORD, because
he has heard your grumbling against him.”
Exodus 16: 6,7
God’s response isn’t even close to my reflexive reaction.
Listen to them grumble and I will show them my glory.
Mind boggling isn’t it?
That evening there were chubby little fowl underfoot.
Everyone slept with their bellies satisfied and awoke
to indescribable manna.
When our thought life and spirits are lean,
God fills them with himself.
This morning you may have rubbed the sleep from your
eyes and not slipped on manna.
Tonight you probably won’t be visited by quail but
God’s glory is still delivered to us morning and night.
His Word imparts His glory.
Do you have a life verse?
Years ago, when people would mention their life verses,
I assumed that I would find one that would be THE verse
to last a lifetime.
I have found that not to be true for me.
I have several life verses.
Some are deeply etched in my heart and will remain for life
but others point to a particular time walking a dusty trail like
What I notice is that the mere mention of these verses brings
God’s glory front and center.
I am changed.
I am reminded.
My gaze is taken from the mirror and placed
on the Most High.
If I am poised to grumble, a life verse shifts
my position to praising His glory.
Do you have a life verse?
Or a verse that is bringing you encouragement today?
I would be so honored if you might share a special verse in the
What a great way to share His glory with one another by reading a list
One of my very first blog friends was Susan from Pennsylvania.
Check out her blog as she writes about making
life an adventure and has an amazing story.
Susan contributed to The One Year Life Verse Devotional.
Fill up those comments with verses and I will randomly pick one person to receive a copy of The One Year Life Verse Devotional. I will pick a name at the end of Memorial Day. If you feel like you are in a dry and weary land where there is no water, then simply write help...you will be entered and I will pray that His glory will rain over you mightily. Perhaps you will run into a verse in the comments that resonates with your particular life journey.
Here’s a couple of my life verses:
That is why I am suffering as I am.
Yet this is no cause for shame,
because I know whom I have believed,
and am convinced that he is able to guard
what I have entrusted to him until that day.
II Timothy 1: 12
For this God is our God for ever and ever;
he will be our guide even to the end.
Psalm 48: 14
Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Psalm 73: 23-26
This passage…reminds me that Jesus’ words
states the assurance of getting to the other side,
despite the storms that rage before getting to the
Please leave a verse…you never know who you might encourage
today and there is great power in proclaiming His Word.
I can hardly wait so I better hit publish.
Have a blessed weekend!