Today’s Scripture Reading: Exodus 32:1-34:35
Heavenly Father, as I read about Aaron and the children of Israel worshipping a golden calf while Moses was on the mountain talking to You, I got really mad. I thought, “Stupid Israelites!”
“How could they do that, after all You had done for them; after all the miracles they had seen?
“After all, Aaron had just been anointed priest over all Israel and he made the idol for them!”
“What was wrong with him ?”
“Why couldn’t he wait, he knew Moses was with God?”
But then I thought, “Dianne, you don’t wait well either.” “How many times have you taken matters into your own hands because things weren’t ‘happening fast enough’?”
Lord how many times has our impatience gotten in the way of Your plans for our…
- Spiritual growth
Jesus, forgive us for our impatience. Forgive us for thinking others things or people can do what only You can do. Help us to trust Your timing.
Help us to say with Moses “Lord, if You don’t personally go with us, then we don’t want to go at all. For Your presence among us sets us apart from all the other people on the earth.” (Exodus 33:15)
Lord, give us grace for the waiting room.
Lord, teach us to serve You while we’re waiting.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen and Amen!
©2013, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Exodus 35:1-36:38