How often do we settle for the crumbs of life when God wants to give us so much more?
- By candidasullivan
- April 12, 2023
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Sometimes I think about the children of Isreal and how when life got tough in the wilderness, they wished to be back in Egypt, even though they were in bondage there. So often, we desire the pain of what feels comfortable over the discomfort of going after the blessing.
Moses made a different choice. He chose to leave the comfort of being in Pharoah’s family to do God’s work. Moses didn’t just think about himself. He endured pain to lead the people out of bondage and into God’s promised land.
Jesus also did this. He put His comfort aside and did the will of His Father. Jesus allowed them to crucify Him so we could be free from our sins.
Imagine how different our lives would be if Jesus had chosen His comfort over giving us salvation. Whenever I think about the alternative, gratitude fills my heart. Jesus had a purpose. And He knew that we needed Him.
God also needs us. When we get saved and become part of His royal bloodline, He also gives us work to do. If we don’t do it, we suffer; perhaps others also suffer.
Knowing that my disobedience could cause other people to suffer breaks my heart. Also, knowing that my obedience could bless others greatly inspires me.
Even thing that we do has consequences. We can shine a light to others and help them along their journey or be a stumbling block and stand in their way.
It’s tough to go through hardships and realize it is my fault.
While I can’t do anything about the past, I can pray for forgiveness and guidance today. I can watch and pray and spend time with God. When I don’t understand things, I can ask Him to give me understanding. And ask Him daily to help me do His work according to His beautiful will.
Being close to God and allowing Him to lead us in all things is the key. Realizing that my life is not just about me and what I want is enlightening. Surrendering to God’s will, despite my comfort, is empowering.
He is the Potter, and I am the clay. My heart desires that God will use me according to His will and purpose.
Isaiah 64:8 King James Version
8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Knowing that God molds us with His hands is such a blessing.
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