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Directionally Challenged Eternally Grateful

Many things define us: I’m a husband, father, musician, pastor, male, bloke…another thing defines me as a bloke; I HATE asking for directions!

At LifeBridge we’ve been learning how God gave Moses and His people the Ten Commandments as rules for living and part of His Covenant with them. Then the new Covenant; He sent Jesus to save us by grace… then, possibly the third greatest gift to MANkind; he gave us GPS!

I was in Orlando last week and even with my trusty GPS I still made more U-turns than I can count?! But did NOT ask for directions…

Well after 39 and a half years in the dessert Moses’ leadership was undermined by his wife. (see pic)

Actually Moses’ leadership was undermined by his people many times on this journey, and ultimately God and His plan was also questioned. His people doubted just as we often do today.

 

But God’s plans are always perfect… always.

 

In the Old testament we see that God appears as a God who defends us against our enemies, protects us against dangers, and guides us to freedom God is a God-for-us.
When Jesus comes a new dimension of the covenant is revealed. In Jesus, God is born, grows to maturity, lives, suffers, and dies as we do. Finally, when Jesus leaves he promises the Holy Spirit. In the Holy spirit, God reveals the full depth of the covenant. God wants to be as close to us as our breath. God wants to breathe in us, so that all we say, think, and do is completely inspired by God. God is God-within-us. Thus God’s covenant reveals to us how much God loves us – Henri Nouwen

 

God loves us, and when we trust and seek Him, He’ll lead us home.

 

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