Daily Reflections

Keep a Record

January 17, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

At the Lord’s command, Moses wrote down the starting points for the stages of their journey. —Numbers 33:2

Throughout the forty years of the wilderness wandering of the children of Israel, Moses kept a record of the Lord’s dealings with His people. Why? Because God told him to.

I think God told Moses to keep this journal so the Israelites would remember what they had learned about God at each stage of the journey; so their children might learn the same lessons; and so we, too, could learn from their experiences.

In fact, the New Testament makes two specific references to Moses’ journal: “For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance” (Rom. 15:4). “These things . . . were written for our instruction” (1 Cor. 10:11).

Over the years, I’ve kept a record of many signif- icant markers in my walk with God. While most of them center around specific circumstances in my life, invariably they’re birthed out of God’s Word, as the Spirit uses whatever I may be reading at that time to shed light on my path.

Make it Personal

What are some of the significant markers in your walk with God? If you haven’t been writing them down, start a list today.