The Prayers of Jethro.

And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. Exodus 18:10‭-‬11 KJV

Sometimes our experiences may be so deep and real that we may be so overwhelmed, and not fully recovered to even thank God. That’s because we may still be experiencing more of life and of God at the moment. Imagine it: from Pharaoh to the internal struggles of hunger and thirst before the Amalekites and sitting in judgment with the people. Moses had it. We think, a time will come when we will thank God. This is not so for Jethro. His burst into a thanksgiving for his son in-law and the Israelites is a testimony of a truly grateful heart. We get overwhelmed because we’ve taken on too much. That’s when daily pressures pile up and sometimes become unmanageable. To prevent stress, Jesus used to a retreat alone, sometimes with his disciples( Mark 6:31; 1:35). One day, he slept in the midst of the storm(Mat.8:23). For the first time, Moses had someone to unburden his heart. The man was happy for him, and thanked God for victories. Happiness is infectious. He told Moses his God was greater than all other gods. This is the Priest of Midian. I think Moses must have unbundled with a grunt: ”Yeah! Greater than all the gods!”. Don’t let it take a non covenant person to remind you of Gods faithfulness. Celebrate your little victories.

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