Write It Down
Posted: Tuesday, March 21
Verse of the day:
“At the Lord’s direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places where they stopped along the way.” (Numbers 33:2 NLT)
Some of the most interesting and insightful books to read are the published diaries and autobiographies of people who have lived before us. Its fun to get the behind the scenes view into their lives and to read about their personal struggles and victories. It’s a vantage point that we would never get to experience had they not written it down.
As we begin this chapter of the book of Numbers we are beginning to read the diary of the people of Israel while they are on the journey to the Promised Land. God had directed Moses to record the different stages of their journey along with all the places that they had stopped. It’s easy to pass over the verses that follow and wonder if there is any significance in them. These verses though are a testament to all the times that God was faithful to His Word and brought the Israelites out of the desert to the promise land. When they were stopped in the desert He never left them there, He always provided for them, and He showed them where to go next. Over a 40 year period of time it would have been easy for them to forget all the places and struggles that God brought them through had they not written it down.
There is value in writing down your story. We each have a unique story that is full of our own personal struggles and victories that God has brought us through. It is easy to forget the different stages of our journey and how far we have come. I would encourage you today to take some time to reflect on your journey and to write it down. It may not be a story that you ever share or publish but it will serve as a reminder of all the good that God has done in your life.