2013 RBY:Read the Bible in a Year – Today’s Readings: Number 12,13 / Luke 6 / Psalm 90
How long had they been walking around in the desert? Only God knew. Had they had GPS and Smartphones with applications like, “Map my Walk” I think they probably would have been greatly discouraged. They weren’t walking in a perfect circle, but they were walking in “circles” never the less. And a humble servant Moses [(Now Moses was very humble—more humble than any other person on earth. Numbers 12:3 NLT)] one morning writes this Psalm and it’s recorded as number 90 in our Bibles.
The psalm, the prayer of Moses begins declaring that “God has always been our home” as he stands in the early dawn watching a pillar of fire change into a cumulus cloud Moses declares, “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.” – You are God, and being with you where ever we find ourselves [again] is home.
It is Friday morning as I write this and I’m wondering if other people had a week that went something like mine; around and around and now the week is almost ending.
Moses in the middle of his prayer, prays: “12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”
And he ends the prayer with yet another request or two, “Let us, your servants, see you work again; let our children see your glory. 17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful. Yes, make our efforts successful!”
How is it that we can get things so backwards?
We hope our efforts somehow, gain God’s approval when it fact Moses is praying about being allowed to see God’s handiwork, being allowed to see God’s glory, because He does “approve” of us, He does love us, – and oh, oh, let us success at doing a little something to!
So whether we seem to be going in circles, or from point A to point B, if we are doing it with God, it’s like being at “home” – it feels right.
Like Moses, let’s remember that life is so much more about God, than it is about us.