Today’s Devotion: Deuteronomy 2
I love verse 7, “The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.”
Yesterday we talked about taking an intentional look back on your life and weighing both good and bad experiences that have made you who you are today. Today, Moses is still looking back, but this time he’s saying, “God has been there and He has provided for all of your needs.”
Can you do the same? I can.
God does not guarantee happiness, but he does give us what we need. Yes, we live in a consumer driven society that never seems to have enough, but if you really think about it – if we have a bed to sleep on, food to eat, water to drink and clothes to wear – we’re livin’ the good life. I cringe when I hear how much I spend on groceries (weekly) and learn that a donation of that amount to a third world country could feed a child (maybe two) for a YEAR. Talk about humility. I am humbled when I see what the LORD has given to me when there are so many others with so much less. Impromptu prayer, “Thank You LORD.”
God takes care of us. His Word says that He takes care of His people (Matthew 6:26). If you are a believer in Jesus and declare Him to be the LORD of your life (Romans 10:9), you will never be in want (Psalm 23:1). The NIV says in Psalm 23:1, “The LORD is my Shepard, I lack nothing.”
It’s true! And God’s reminder to us today in Deuteronomy Chapter 2 is that we need to know that He has not only been there, but we lack nothing. With that perspective, I am so incredibly blessed.