As the Old Testament hero Moses describes the delights which await the children of Israel in the Promised Land, he says in Deuteronomy chapter 26, verse 11, “And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house….”
Those few words teach me several valuable lessons.
- Recognize every good thing. In other words, count my blessings.
- Realize from whom every good thing comes. It is God who gives me each one of them.
- Rest in His provision. All that comes from His hand is good for me.
- Rejoice; that is the command. Joy in my spirit, reflected on my face, is a way of witnessing to others – including my children – that my God is good. He has given me so much, not only meeting my needs, but providing pleasures just for my enjoyment.
For what “good thing” are you rejoicing today?
This post is linked to Motivate Me Monday at The Fifth Street Palace.