Deuteronomy 31:8

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

We have all had various challenges, especially this year due to Covid-19. The followers of Christ know that the Spirit of the Living God has gone ahead of us no matter where we go and he does this each and every day. We are never alone as God himself lives within us, paves the way before us and is our constant companion and guiding light.

Each day we must start with prayer, requests, thanksgiving and worship because the Lord desires all of our attention. Jesus is with us every step of our journey and he wants us to reach out to him with all our concerns. Surrender to Jesus all of your cares because nothing is too tall an order for him.

When Moses was 120 years old it was time for him to pass the leadership role to Joshua. However, the Lord told Joshua and Moses that he would go ahead of them to help them secure the promised land. Moses was not allowed to venture into the promised land due to breaking faith with God in the presence of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the desert of Zin and because Moses did not uphold God’s holiness among the Israelites.

So, Moses could only see the promised land from a distance. God had commanded Moses to speak to the rock yet Moses hit the rock twice out of anger. God was ready to pour enough water from the rock for all the people who were thirsty. Moses disobeyed God and was punished severely.

God continued to love and be compassionate to Moses as he invited him to see the promised land from a distance.

We are to obey God at all times, not just when things are going well. It takes complete trust and belief in his ultimate and perfect plan for those that he calls his children.

Never be discouraged and never dismay because God is with us and will move heaven and earth to do his will for us.

Pastor Ross

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