Man’s Vision vs God’s Reality

In comparing what Moses said about handling the feeding of 1 million plus people, vs what the God of this universe said, I believe we will understand the awesome power of the One who watches over us each and every day, and who cares about every aspect of life that may affect us. No matter what our issue is today, we can depend on God. Let’s be careful to not place God in a box that’s no bigger than our tiny minds.

DATE WRITTEN: Saturday, 2021-06-12
WRITTEN AT: Williamsburg, KY

SCRIPTURE FROM: Numbers 11:21-23
TRANSLATION: Contemporary English Version (CEV)

BIBLE TEXT: 21 Moses replied, “At least six hundred thousand grown men are here with me. How can you say there will be enough meat to feed them and their families for a whole month? 22 Even if we butchered all of our sheep and cattle, or caught every fish in the sea, we wouldn’t have enough to feed them.”
23 The Lord answered, “I can do anything! Watch and you’ll see my words come true.”

APPLICATION: We won’t find anywhere in Scripture where God cracks jokes, or speaks of hypothetical actions a god might or can do. HE is GOD and if He said it, we could go to the bank with it! For Moses, this was a proven fact, because he had witnessed miracle after miracle from God. But in his human state and in his human mind, Moses still thought from man’s perspective at times, and therefore he only saw man-sized actions that were possible through sight. God got tired of the griping and complaining by the Israelites, so He told Moses that He would feed them meat for a whole month. From man’s perspective, we would need to know which wholesaler will bring in that much meat at one time; where will the money come from to purchase that meat; who will rent the trucks to pick up that much meat; Are the cooks prepared to cook that much meat; etc, etc. In fact, you could see where the worry of just that one thing may easily cause you to start looking for mental therapy! Moses was just like us, so his mind was racing, and he tried to get answers from God. Now child of God, stop and consider that story so far, because that’s exactly the root of many worries for our little minds in many concerns of life. We try to stop God in His tracks and question why, how and when could He possibly do such a miracle. But let’s be especially careful as we evaluate closely what God responded (in my own words): Are you questioning God my friend? Are you doubtful about what He can do? Is He not the same God who put this whole world together; Created every human being; Totally understands our every problem and knows the answer on how to correct our problems? Notice God didn’t say that He had to amass the multitude of birds first, He said that His words would simply come true. That’s how simply God would resolve the actions that He promises to us. All you have to do is trust in Him with all your heart, soul and mind, and all these things would be given unto you. That’s the kind of God that we serve friends. He a great big God, who can do ALL things.

BLESSING(S) NOTED: Just watch, and you’ll see My words come true! Of course God can do it!

PRAYER: I can’t imagine why we would doubt Your capabilities when we consider all that You have made and done, but seeing how ridiculous it seemed for Moses, I pray that You will constantly be our guide and our stay in every aspect of life Lord. We have the great opportunity to converse with our Maker. Please help us to keep our eyes fixed on You and our hearts set on the awesome Creator of all things, so that we may always know the power of our God. So often Satan causes us to doubt, but praise be to the Almighty, greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world! You created us in Your image and for your glory. Thank You Father, Son and Holy Spirit. AMEN

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A Prayer For Christians

The Holy Bible

16 I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, 17 asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. 18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

(Bible Translation and Location: New Living Translation – Ephesians 1:16-18)

Thoughts:

Unfortunately you will not find a model prayer for Christians to recite in this devotional today, but what God got my attention on, is the importance of continuing to pray for fellow Christians. Let me give you a worldly comparison/preview of what I saw as I meditated on this. Can you imagine a citizen walking down a main street of a town under siege? They would look like any other citizen of that country and would probably be allowed to travel on. Now, imagine a visitor, or stranger, doing the same walk. Don’t you think they would be questioned more thoroughly about their choice of places to be, or dangerous streets to travel? Now imagine a soldier trying that march in uniform. He may be shot on sight, or imprisoned just for poking around an area where he shouldn’t be. This is much like Christians when we exit the safety and security of the church building, we become easy targets for Satan and his cohorts as we mingle in their areas of business. Therefore Paul is teaching us, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, to pray for spiritual wisdom and insight so that we may become strong in the knowledge of God, and that our faith might be strengthened to withstand the temptations of Satan that are ready to weaken our stand and distract our walk. In doing this Paul is reminding us that we will each become confident in the hope that is ours – our rich and glorious inheritance (our eternal home in heaven, where we will join with the angels and sing endlessly at the feet of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ)! Oh what singing! Oh what shouting! On that happy day when my Savior I will see! So friend, I share your sentiments in seeking the lost and praying earnestly for that one that needs the Lord, but please don’t forget to pray just as earnestly for your Christian brothers and sisters for help, guidance and strength to stay strong in their faith and continue to be a light in their world of darkness where friends, family, coworkers and others are without Christ and desperately needs to see faith in action through a true representative of Christ’s. We may be the only Bible that teaches them or that may reach them. In our sermon yesterday a particular clause spoke personally to me – the person that God has designed for us to speak with today may never be touched or spoken to, if we refuse to take our responsibility seriously. Wow! Let’s do our part today friend, so that God may not be disappointed in us!

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, thank You for reminding me of the importance of praying for my Christian brothers and sisters in the Lord. We have such a long list of friends that we pray for salvation, and often neglect praying for those who already know You, and who are prime targets for Satan each day. Please may I ask that You protect Your children today, build a hedge of protection around us so that Satan’s darts and arrows may be kept at bay, yet our witness and representation of You will be very evident and inviting to those that need You. I need Your strength today Lord, please help me, and those that join me in this prayer, to be great warriors for the kingdom, and awesome representation of You among the saved and unsaved so that Your kingdom might be fulfilled this Christmas season. All glory to the new born King! For it is in this holy name that I pray, Jesus, Emanuel, God with us, AMEN!

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