Remembering where we came from and where YHWH has brought us to.
Deut 26: 5-10
Then you shall declare before the LORD your God: "My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous. But the Egyptians mistreated us and made us suffer, subjecting us to harsh labor.Then we cried out to the LORD, the God of our ancestors, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our misery, toil and oppression. So the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders.He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey; and now I bring the firstfruits of the soil that you, LORD, have given me."
Using this ancient prayer, how would you personalize this for your life today?
Tony and I used to say this when we went to put our tithe on the plate in New Faith. It was an encouraging and humbling experience and built gratitude and hope into our lives and the life of the church.
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