Saturday, May 21, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“Your complaints are not against us but against the LORD” Exodus 16:8.

The Israelites had no reason to complain against God because He had provided them before hand with whatever they needed on their journey from Egypt to Canaan. But they kept on complaining for trivial reasons, which angered the Lord. Coming out of Egypt was itself one of the greatest miracles, which the Lord did for His people. They saw with their own eyes how the Lord had parted the Red sea and how their enemies were drowned in it. As they moved further they forgot all about what the Lord did for them and started murmuring against Moses and Aaron.

During these days too we find people with complaining spirit. I know a person who had a very low beginning and was immensely blessed by the Lord with supernatural miracles, which he could not imagine. Every time I talked to him, he complained about everything. Please do remember, the complaints that we make are against God. Take time to think of the blessings He has showered upon you. God gave the Israelites ‘Manna’ which was food of the angels (Psalm 78:25). God provided quails for His people as we read in Numbers 11:31. The Lord made the bitter waters of Marah to sweet water Exodus 15:25. He provided them water from the rock at Rephidim and at Kadesh as we read in Exodus 17:6 and in Numbers 20:8. God showed the Israelites twice that He had stored water for His chosen ones in a rock. He knew that His people would travel this same route and blessed them with water, which no one had ever touched. Moreover, God protected His people as we read in Exodus 13:21, “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, so as to go by day and night.” As we read in Psalm 78:55, “He also drove out the nations before them, allotted them an inheritance by survey, and made the tribes of Israel dwell in their tents.”

We read of this inheritance in Psalm 105:44 as, “And they inherited the labor of the nations.”

My dear readers, He is the same God yesterday, today and tomorrow. Do not worry or complain against the Lord because He knows what you need. He knows what you need even before you pray about it.

Be Blessed!

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