Israel was in the wilderness only eating manna, which tasted bland. They complained that they didn’t have meat or any of the other tasty foods from Egypt. They said, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.” (Numbers 11:18)
There were 600K fighting men plus the families (at least 1.5 million total). Moses was told that the people would have meat to eat for a month. Moses asked how?
“And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.” (Num. 11:23)
…but is the Lord’s power limited?
You know the story – quail was blown to the camp from the sea and vast amounts of quail flew to the camp all around. This is amazing.
So, with each of us, we have ‘something’ that seems impossible to God, but” is the Lord’s power limited?”
Take a moment to cast your impossible situation on the Lord. Thank Him that He can do anything.
I was reading and reflecting on who Jesus really is these last several days. There are so many ways to look at this topic. Here’s one that caught my eye.
“For by him all things were created,
in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—
all things were created through him and for him.
And he is before all things,
and in him all things hold together.” (Col 1:16-17)
This is mind blowing. Jesus is Lord, King, Ruler, Sustainer, and Creator. He is before all and there is none who can compare to him.
Take a few moments to praise Him and thank Him for Who He is. Thank Him that He has all things under His control.
I’ve been reading in Revelation these past days. Satan has so much destructive power but he faces the Lamb.
This verse reveals the power of the Saints to conquer the devil: “And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.” (Rev. 12:11)
Think about this. All Satan can do is martyr the saints. Their defense is the blood of Christ, their testimony and their willingness to be martyred for Christ. With all his power, Satan is conquered.
I’ve been around a number of converts from Islam in recent years. What amazes me is their fearlessness to stand for Jesus before Islam. They know that this stand has great power before Satan. This is one reason why the fastest growing Church in the world is among Muslim peoples. Satan is losing the war and he knows it.
This morning I was reading in 1 Thess. 2. I did not get further than verse 4 before I had to stop and reflect.
“…but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.”
I have been entrusted to speak. That word “entrusted” stood out to me as some treasure God has given to steward. The responsibility is to speak this message faithfully as the steward of His message. This is what it means to “speak so as to please Him”.
In reality if we speak to please man, we are not good stewards. Man has not entrusted the gospel, God has.
It is to Him I speak. The reality that He is the one who examines my heart is clear. I am accountable to Him.
What thoughts does this verse bring to your mind about your own stewardship?