“2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
3 And wherefore has the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?” Numbers 14:2-3
There are many born again Christians who the Lord desires to use but they are so busy finding fault or questioning their current circumstances that they cannot be used by God. Sometimes the Lord will place us in a position or circumstance and He expects us to trust Him. God expects us to retain our testimony, not destroy it with our complaining and worry.
We, God’s Children, were bought with a very high price. Jesus Christ did not shed His life’s Blood for us to be lost in the wilderness. Keep looking unto Him, the Author and Finisher of our faith. No matter the circumstances, Jesus Christ will guide us precept upon precept, line upon line from His Grace to HIS Glory…not our glory but HIS Glory. We are made in the image of God to glorify Him. God is glorified when we continually look unto Jesus as the Source and His Cross the means by which all of our needs are freely and abundantly supplied according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Too often our needs are being met but because we have deemed them insufficient, we complain, murmur and question. In turn, we have destroyed our testimony and placed ourselves out of commission. To be frank and honest, we are quite literally dumber than a rock.
“And He (Jesus) answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40
It is not our unpleasant circumstances, of which we ALL experience, that brings reproach unto God but our mouth…for out of our mouth flows the abundance of our heart (Matthew 12:34). That motivational lie confessed in front of the mirror every morning will not change one’s heart or their circumstances. It is KNOWING in Whom they have believed and praising Him for Who He is and what He has done to bring Redemption to the Lost and deliverance to the bound that changes the heart of man, brings glory to our God and puts us in a position to be used by God.
The God called preacher will point us to the source of Life, not to man made methods and vain philosophies, namely humanistic psychology.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
Do not focus on the supply…look to the Supplier. Jesus Christ and Him crucified, be determined to know nothing else.
-Donna Clark Warren