The Lord told Noah that He would send rain for 40 days and 40 nights (Gen 7:4). Jesus was tempted in the wilderness for 40 days (Matt 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13). 40 days twelve spies surveyed the land of Canaan (Num 13;18-25). Because of Israel’s disobedience in not entering the Promised Land, they roamed the wilderness for 40 years (Num 14:34).
Today, September 17, 2021 I am 40 years old. It is not lost on me that my entire life thus far is how long Israel wandered in the desert. I have done for more complaining and grumbling then I ever want to admit! I have also experienced joy and peace in the Lord.
I also realize that going forward in life I would be part of Israel that did NOT see the Promised Land. I can’t help but wonder for the younger generation in the wilderness if they didn’t get to a point where they were like, “can you just die already so that we can stop wandering?!”
While I am a sinful and flawed child of God, I am thankful for each day the Lord gives me. I am thankful for my family and friends. I am thankful for this WordPress community. Please know that I love you, I pray for you and that I am cheering you on in your journey. Never hesitate to contact me with prayer requests.
Lord God, thank You for today! Thank You Lord for all the wonderful and amazing people You have allowed me to love and meet over these 40 years. Thank You Lord for salvation! Thank You for Your faithfulness to me. May I be obedient and faithful to You and to others. Lord God, help us to choose joy and to choose life even when it is difficult. Thank You Lord for this reader! In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.