Washed by Water Thru the Word

March 5, 2020

See what the LORD can do!

 The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.” – Numbers 11:23

Israel began its march across the desert as the Spirit of the LORD led them. They had manna to eat daily, but they grew tired of eating just manna and wanted the luxurious foods they ate back in Egypt. Thus, they complained to Moses about God’s provision. They desired for the enslaving ways of Egypt rather than the promise of God that lay ahead. Moses went to God and said that he was incapable of satisfying the hungry lusts of the people even if they killed all their livestock and caught all the fish in the sea. The LORD told Moses to gather the people the next day to see whether or not what [God said] would come true for [Israel]. God caused enough quail to come into the came that it was stacked high. The people began to gather them and eat them when a plague broke out and killed many.

We need to be careful at what we ask for in life. The bible clearly states that a person mustn’t be deceived, for whatever we sew, that we also reap. When we have provision from God and have all that we need, we tend to become complacent and long for more. It’s human nature to never be satisfied, even when the LORD God Almighty has given us all that we need! The Israelites had food to sustain them on their journey, but they had to eat the same thing again and again daily. It became monotonous and boring to them. They wanted variety in their diet, but their lack of trust led to them lusting after things they didn’t have. They despised the provision set before them.

We, here in America, are the most blessed nation on earth and have enjoyed that freedom for a short period of time in the grand scheme of history. NO other nation has known the riches of America. We have land, water, food, and materials in abundance. God set aside this section of the globe for those fortunate enough to either be born here or move here. I have to stop and think about the many blessings of liberty and freedom that I have here. It’s all been given to us by the LORD! May we never take for granted the vastness of His goodness. Let us not become like ancient Israel and yearn for things that are contrary to the provision of the LORD.

Let us be thankful and show Him gratitude for the love He’s poured on us! May we take of the bounty bestowed upon us and help the less fortunate and the needy that actually have a real need to be filled. If we trust the LORD to provide for us, then we can trust Him to do what he says he will do! His arm is not so short that He cannot take care of His people!

Father, thank you for EVERYTHING that you have given me and to the people of this great nation. I always want to have an attitude of gratitude for the blessings that I do have and enjoy! In no other nation can I worship you openly as I do here in the USA without fear of retribution or imprisonment. I have clothes on my back, food in my belly, and a roof over my head. That alone causes me to be grateful to you. May I never cultivate a heart of hardness that would make me complain against you. Help me to build my trust in you as not only my Savior and LORD but also my Provider! For times may come where You are the only provision and source I may have! Help me to prepare for that day! I love You and trust You, DAD! So be it…

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