Remember today that it was not your children (who have not known or seen the discipline of the Lord your God) but it is you who must acknowledge his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm.... Deuteronomy 11:2 NRSV
You are the one who must acknowledge God's greatness.
Not your children. Not your spouse. Not your best friend. Not your co-worker. Not your Sunday School teacher. Not your pastor.
You are the one to acknowledge God's greatness and to see what God has done for you in your life as well as through Jesus Christ's sacrifice for you.
Yet, how often you and I look around and say, "So-and-so really needs to see what God is doing in her life!" Or we exclaim, "Why can't he just accept God's work in these circumstances that he has been through?" We think others need to see and recognize God's awesome power and influence without realizing our own blind-spots when it comes to God's wondrous work in our own journey.
God asks Moses to remind the people that they themselves should recognize who God is and what God has done for them. Without such recognition of their savior, they would easily fall from God's favor and God's commandments.
Take some quality time today to recall all that God has done in your life....and what God is continuing to do right now.
God, help us to see your greatness in our own lives. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims