Practical Messages for Impractical Times
As a student nurse, I was taught theory and how to apply it to the patient’s disease processes. The Nursing process was ever-present in my conscious thoughts as I rendered patient care. There was never a moment that I had a lapse in memory. My clinical practice was evidence of my knowledge base and ability to care for sick patients.
The responsibility of leading the Israelites through their journey to the Promised Land was an awesome task. Recorded history tells us of their disobedience, the constant complaining, and rebellion against God. But, Moses endured because God was real to him, ever present in his thoughts. His belief (faith) in the Omnipresent and Omnipotent God provided the strength to persevere amid the constant struggles.
Like Moses, we must make a conscious effort to affirm God’s presence. Our mindset must acknowledge that God is real, and always ready to provide and deliver us from the hardships of life. Studying the Word of God provides the theory for us to become faithful believers. Applying biblical principles and promises to our daily lives, provides evidence that our faith in God is a reality. Always believing that He is faithful gives us the strength to live a faith-based life.
Dear God, please help me to know that you are as real today as you were in the time of Moses. I want to keep you always present in my mind. Thank you. Amen.
Sonya Johnson Ruiz