Read: Deuteronomy 32:45 -34:10
There are many things that I’m good at, but waiting is not one of them. I make decisions quickly and expect to see results. I plan ahead to know how much time we’ll need when we leave the house and get frustrated when I’m standing around wondering what everyone else is doing. I don’t like to “trust the process.”
It’s easy for me to start striving instead of serving when things aren’t moving at my preferred timeline. Anyone else? Today we’re exploring what happens when we choose to wait on God, and how rest –like waiting –takes practice.
In order to read all that happened in Moses’s life you would need to start in Exodus 2 and read through our final verse today. Moses experienced the glory of God like no one else on earth. He walked with Him, talked with Him, relayed messages and commandments from Him. He spent so much time with God that his face would shine afterward.
Moses knew that God had promised to rescue the Israelites from Egypt and provide a promised land, but Moses wouldn’t be allowed to enter. In Numbers 20:11 we read that, instead of trusting God and waiting on Him, Moses took it upon himself to bring water out of a rock. And so, at the end of his life, he was allowed to see the land God promised, but he never entered with his people.
All that time, all that wandering, and right when the promise was to be fulfilled, Moses couldn’t be a part of it all.
- Take a look at the final verses in chapter 34. Although Moses wasn’t allowed to enter the promised land, what DID God do for him?
- Put yourself in Moses’s shoes for a moment and write down what these final moments of his life would have been like. What would he have seen? How would he have felt?
I have had so much fun popping into “Holy Hustle” book clubs around the country over the last few months and going through the book with a group at my home church. As we head into Thanksgiving and the hectic holiday season, I would love to invite you to join me for a virtual “Holy Hustle” book club so we can stay focused on keeping our hustle holy!
I would LOVE to give one of you a set of 10 copies of “Holy Hustle” so you can put an “in real life” book club together! Whether you grab some friends and chat about the book in your living room over wine and snacks, or you hang out with some ladies after your class at the gym, or you do a study at your church, you’ll be ready to go with a free set of books. YAY!
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