Measureless supply line!
Verse for Today: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Numbers 20:7 – The Lord said to Moses, “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to the rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water.
When we complain and grow in unbelief, it is very difficult for us to see the hand of God at work in our midst. The Israelites couldn’t see how God would give them water in the desert. They didn’t realize that God provides for His children at their place of need. But a life of faith in God demands our trust in what God would do at the right time and place in the right measure. The more than two million people and their cattle required water of the size of a small lake, but their unbelief made them to conclude that it was impossible for such a body of water to come up in the desert. This was because they never understood how big their God was. But God wanted Israelites to ask Him for water and all other needs no matter where they were and God was determined to give it to them to satiate all their cravings. God had already planned to perform a miracle and open a rock to give them water like a lake for all of them and their cattle to drink to the brim. There was no need for Moses to break or beat the rock for water, but to simply speak in the name of the Lord. The rock and the water have been waiting for God’s command to break open to give water to His people. God was there waiting for them to open their mouths wide to drink water rather than use the mouths to complain and murmur. Today God speaks to us to follow the same instruction that He gave to Moses and ask that our needs be met according to the depth of His provisions. It needs trust, faith and patience to wait for God to give to us at His time according to His measure. When He gives, it fully satisfies us as a testimony to His faithfulness and benevolence.
Dear friend, are you experiencing a craving for your mundane needs to be met? Do you get exasperated because you can’t find what you want around you? Have you been waiting for long to meet your needs? Today God reminds you whether you have taken the time to ask Him to meet your needs. You can ask only if you have the faith that God will provide. You probably feel that there is no scientific and logical evidence that your needs can be met where you are situated. But God wants to challenge you to exercise your faith and dare to ask Him to meet your needs no matter what they are. He will definitely answer you and meet your need in unusual ways. He will meet open needs openly and confidential needs confidentially. Sometimes He gives in bits and pieces, but at other times He gives in large quantity, and it is all according to your needs at the right time. He will not let you faint and weary. He will come to your rescue at the nick of time. He gives far beyond your expectations and imagination. It gives total satisfaction now and forevermore. The way God gives today is an indication of how He will give in the future also. It overwhelms us and makes us feel guilty about our unbelief, complaints and murmurs. God’s daily provisions in our lives are to strengthen our faith in His benevolence. Let us continue to trust our compassionate and benevolent God and confess our faithlessness to Him.
Psalms 107:9 – For He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.
Thought for Today
Every gift from God is an opportunity to confess our unbelief and concretize our faith.
Prayer for Today
Lord: Pardon my unbelief and strengthen my heart to put all my trust in your mighty power to meet all my needs far beyond my imagination. Amen!