The Lord said to Moses, “Go on ahead of the people, and take some of the elders of Israel with you; take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. I will be standing there in front of you on the rock at Horeb. Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink.”
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Nothing wearies me more than a pile of details. A check list of stuff that just has to be done. Take the car in for an inspection sticker. Prepare reports for the next meeting. Make sure the prayer list includes the names given to me via phone calls, emails and passing conversations. Each detail is important. Moses led the people of God into the wilderness to the promised land. A big vision and purpose. Along the way, however, there were details that needed attention. The people were hungry and thirsty. Moses wearied of the details as well especially when the first words from the people were not words of trust but faithlessness and disappointment. It takes a certain level of maturity to approach our days with trust and hope and then dive into the details. I am still working on that. How about you?
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Holy God, order our days and our deeds according to your will. Amen.