Tempting God

“”Go on before the people . . .Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it that the people may drink.”  Exodus 17:5-6

“So he called the name of the place Massah (tempted) and Meribah (contention) because of the contention of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the Lord, saying ‘Is the Lord among us or not?'”  Exodus 17:7

Not long after I accepted Jesus as my Savior, I shared with someone how He’d taken away my desire for drugs and alcohol.  That person told me God would have to strike them with lightning in order for them to quit. !  It took everything in me to keep from high-tailing it away from them in case God did just that.  Now I know that God has chosen to send me on to live out my life in Christ before this person.

Thank You, Jesus, for Your patience with me even when I tempt You to lose it.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Before Us

When life becomes
more difficult
may I not forget
what You have done,
making a way
before me
by sending Jesus
Your only Son.

Tell Somebody

“And you shall tell your son in that day, saying ‘This is done because of what the Lord did for me when I came up from Egypt.'”  Exodus 13:8

I was addicted to drugs and alcohol and life was very painful to me.  I overdosed twice, on purpose.  And then came Jesus!  He took away my desire for self-destructive addictions and gave me a new life to joyously live for Him.

Thank You, Lord, for all You have done for me.  Please help me tell someone today!  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Up From Egypt

I have been in bondage
alone in deep despair
but because of what He did for me
I am no longer there.
For with a strong hand
and at a heavy price
He has brought me out
by being my sacrifice.

Do you have a remarkable story of His saving grace that you’d like to share with us?

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