Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

Joshua 12&13; Ps 145; Jer 6; Matt 20

Twice this week, I ended up at a park near where I use to live. One was a planned trip and the other was a spontaneous visit after my daughter’s camp. Each time I had two unexpected conversations with moms that I ran into. One of the moms I knew from a moms group. She is going through some health issues and seemed happy to see a smiling face. The other mom I didn’t know before that day. We struck up a conversation when our 2 year olds starting playing together. She was venturing out of the house with an infant and I thought I would sneak a peak…remembering how those days can be. As we started to talk I found out that she lives next door to our first home. The home that we brought our first child Gabriel home to, who is now 10. After we sold that house, we moved in with my parents and than to another house, before we found the house we live in now. Gabriel said, “It’s too bad that we didn’t move right to our house that we live in today.” I told Gabriel about the friendships we wouldn’t have, the closer relationship with his grandparents that he would have missed out on and….the closeness to Jesus during those times of uncertainty that wouldn’t have been found otherwise.” Even after recounting God’s faithfulness….I thought about how there are still times when I feel like I am missing out or have missed out….

Did the tribe of Levi feel that way when they were passed over for one of the many inheritances that Moses was handing out? “But, to the tribe of Levi Moses had given no inheritance, the Lord God of Israel WAS “their inheritance.” Joshua 13:33 NLT. Because, even though they were last, they were really first…their inheritance was the most meaningful of all…“The last will be first and the first will be last. For, many are called, but few are chosen.” Matt 20:16 NLT.

 Isn’t that what I really want? When I am tempted to look around me and my compare my circumstances to others….I hope I remember how God brought me to where I am now. How He answered many prayers. Including the prayer for a house, that would be turned into a home to raise our growing family in. With all of the skinned knees, success, failures, and life lessons learned along the way.

“I will extol You, my God, O King, And I will bless Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your majesty , And on Your wonderful works, I will mediate. Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts of, And I will tell of Your greatness. They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness. And will shout joyfully of your righteousness.” Psalm 145:1-7 NISB. Amen.




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