Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Does God Always Keep His Word?

I don't know about you, but there have been times in my life that I questioned God. 

Moses, a great man of God, found himself in that frame of mind one day. 
God gave Moses the task of bringing the Israelites out of their slavery in Egypt, into the land He had promised.  Moses followed God's instructions, and the people were indeed freed.

As they traveled through the wilderness, the people began to complain to Moses.   They began remembering the food that they ate freely, even in bondage. 
 They told Moses, "But now our whole being is dried up: there is nothing at all except this manna before our eyes! (Numbers 11:6)

After this encounter with the people, Moses goes before the Lord and says, "Where am I to get meat to give to all these people?  For they weep all over me, saying,  'Give us meat, that we may eat.' (Numbers 11:13)

God's answer to Moses was this"Has the Lord's arm been shortened?  Now you shall see whether what  I say will happen or not." (Numbers 11:23)

Sometimes, we become so focused on receiving a blessing, and so anxious about how it will take place, that we begin to imagine many obstacles.  All we can see is a dry wilderness of impossibility.  How could God ever bring us to the promised place of blessing from where we are now? 
We think like this because we are trying to reason with our limited understanding.

Our thinking is so very limited, God's is infinite, He has no limitations.
Our part in this process of being taught by God, is to focus our eyes on Christ.  He alone is our source of blessing. 
God wants to bless us abundantly, more than we could ever imagine! 

Your Turn.....

Will you join me today in giving God that small seed of faith that we have.  No matter how small it may look, He will honor it.

1 comment:

  1. It's a matter of perspective, isn't it? Are we focused on us and what we don't have ( or what we used to have), or are we thanking God for what He has placed in front of us?

    The Israelites were beneficiaries of one of God's greatest blessing, manna from Heaven. Yet, they grew tired of it and began focusing on what they thought would be better for them (meat, etc.).

    We, too, tend to focus on what we think is the best path for us, as opposed to thanking God for the blessings He's given us , and seeking His plan ( His direction, His next step) for our lives.

    Let's approach the Throne of His Grace boldly and thankfully, and thank him for His guiding light going forward ( without even knowing what it will require).


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