Monday, May 16, 2011


I just finished watching an animated movie about the Exodus of the people of Israel out of Egypt, which I came across on TV (Insomnia at its finest). It really hit me as I was reminded of the people’s lack of faith and trust as God led them in their journey. Because he loved them so much, He removed them from a life of oppression and appointed Moses to lead them toward a promised land where they would have everything they needed. Along the way, they complained about the discomfort and inconvenience of the journey, and even through their disbelief and questioning, God provided for them what they needed and more.

I have never thought about it this way before tonight, but I am one of those Israelites. God has taken me away from the life I lived when I didn’t know Him. He is leading me on this incredible journey to a perfect destination which He has promised in His Word.

Yet, I feel discontent. I complain about inconveniences. I continue to long for the mediocre comfort that has been taken away from me so that it can be replaced with the life God intended for me.

God loves me so much that He is crafting my life to be an adventure that leads me to Himself, even though I am undeserving. I should be humbly serving Him in gratitude. I should be loving Him back.

My prayer is that I can surrender my own will to His. I have no idea what else lies between myself and my destination. Lord, empty me of myself and fill me up with YOU. I need the faith and trust that I have been lacking all along.

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