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Complaining About the Present

  • They traveled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. The soul of the people was very discouraged because of the journey. The people spoke against God and against Moses: 'Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, there is no water, and our soul loathes this disgusting food!' Numbers 21:4 WEB

    The Israelites slowly made their way towards the promised land, but it took a lot longer than it should. In fact, it was only an eleven-day journey (Deuteronomy 1:2), but it took forty years because of bad attitudes, and disobedience. Grumblings of "I am thirsty!", "Where is the food', and "Are we there yet?" were probably heard throughout the crowd.

    When God did provide food for them, they hated it. Numbers 11:6 tells us: 'but now our whole being is dried up; there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes!' Complaining all the way, they went around and around the same mountain until they all died. The complainers never did enter the promised land for all of them died in the wilderness, but their children went there with Joshua and Caleb.

    It is human nature to want to get where we are going. We set out to go to somewhere and we just want to get there. Always looking at tomorrow: when the weekend comes we are going to' when our vacation comes we are going to' when we retire we are going to' while completely ignoring our life that is quickly passing by us today.

    Remember this: Your life is happening while on this journey, and your attitude and how you react to it will determine how long that it takes you to reach your goals. Enjoy today while it is today, lighten up and laugh a little. Keep a positive attitude. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for the food that You have provided for me, and I appreciate it. Thank You for all that You do for me. Thank You that I am still breathing today. I am not ashamed to say that my help comes from You Lord and I am truly grateful. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for gift of present and all your blessings........ we are nothing without you! ❤️ You Jesus! Amen
Feb 7
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Dear God thank you for all of the things you provide for me and my family and friends Amen

Feb 7
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Feb 7
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

All our help and blessings come from you God.We love and worship you. Amen 

Feb 7
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Lord we thank you for all your provisons, We are truly grateful for everything you have bestowed us with Our home our food the very air we breathe, But most of all we thank you for YOU!!! You are our God our heavenly Father, And we Love you so much, and you are so good and we worship you and you only! Amen

Feb 7
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Colleen Farquharson
Colleen Farquharson

Amen !

 

Feb 7
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Life is very short. I look back over the 66 years I have been alive and just wonder how they could have gone by so fast. I am so greatful to God because I would not want to do this over again. I never want to go back! Thank You God the I do not have to.

Feb 7
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Father thank you for speaking through Pastor today. Thank you for this day and for your blessings. Amen 

Feb 7
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you dear God for my help comes from you praise God. Keep Us. Amen. 

Feb 7
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I am so Thankful for All You Do

Feb 7
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  Alleluia!! Amen!!

Feb 7
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Robyn Quinn Hakeem
Robyn Quinn Hakeem

A really wanted to join the group today but it would not let me

Feb 7
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Sorry for the issue there, you are now in :)!

Feb 7
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

 

Feb 7
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Thank you Father for all your many blessings, which are never ending. I am very grateful for all you have done in my life. Forgive me for all the many years I wasted on self.  Help me to move on according to your will.  I thank you, I love you and I praise you. Thank you Pastor Dion.  This was really a very good devotional.  Have a blessed day.

 

Feb 7
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for all You do for me! Thank You for the gift of the present, Amen.

Feb 7
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

I am very thankful !! for  all that you have done for me and my family  in jesus  name amen 

Feb 7
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Feb 7
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I will always be grateful tor all the things You have provided me with . Let me know that the past has gone and the future will come at Your time. Give me the opportunity to enjoy the present as You giving us today. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Thank you Pastor for this beautiful devotional, God bless you. 

Feb 7
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord thank you for all you gave me yesterday,  and for providing for me today, for tomorrow is in your hands. Amen.

Feb 7
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen I have learned to just live in the present moment.

Feb 7
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Feb 7
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Feb 7

Amen and Amen! My help comes from the Lord! I shall be content in all things and all circumstances!

Feb 7
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH,PRAISE THE LORD

Feb 7