Today’s Walk: Are We There Yet?

Posted: March 10, 2013 in Faith
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Read: Deuteronomy 8

If there is any such thing as a universal question, it may be this: Are we there yet? Generations of children have asked this. They have then grown into adults who have to answer the same question when their children ask.

Whenever I read the books of Moses, I wonder how many times he heard that question from the Israelites. Before rescuing them from slavery and leading them out of Egypt, Moses told them that the Lord would lead them to “A land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex. 3:8). He did, but first they spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness.  This was no ordinary wondering, however.

They were not lost; they were wandering for a purpose. After 400 years of slavery, the children of Israel needed to have their hearts, souls and minds reoriented toward God.  This was accomplished in wilderness (Deut. 8:2,15-18), but not before the entire generation died because of their disobedience (Num. 32:13).

In life, it sometimes seems as if we are wandering in circles.  We feel lost. We want to ask God, “Are we there yet? How much longer?” At such times it helps to remember that the journey, not just the destination, is important to God.  He use it to humble us, to test us, and show us what is in our hearts. – Julie Ackerman Link.

All God’s testing have a purpose- Someday you will see the light; All the He asks is that you trust Him, Walk by faith and not by sight. – Zoller

It’s the journey, not just the destination, that’s important.


[Source: Our Daily Bread, 9 March 2013] 

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