“Now the Angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the desert, by the spring on the road to Shur.”
A few things here, one: the LORD will always find us; in fact, we are never out of His sight, and two: In the desert is when He usually speaks to us!
“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”
When we are in desert times, feeling lost or just dry, that is usually when we start getting honest with the LORD! Desert times or desperate times seem to make us more sincere in our requests: honest, direct and to the point!
“In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, For You will answer me.”
Today, if you feel like you’re wandering in the desert, realize the LORD knows exactly where you are! What we need to do is just keep calling out to Him and know He hears and believe it or not He is answering! Have a blessed day knowing the LORD knows and hears you!
“And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
This really makes things simple; it is we who complicate things! All we need to do is believe in the LORD, believe in His word and trust what He says! Be careful of adding to what He says. Lord give me _____, do this _____, or fulfill this____ ; you fill in the blanks! Our LORD just wants us to believe in Him, not seek what we can get!
“As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”
2 Samuel 22:31
Not only do we need to just believe in the LORD, we need to trust in the LORD, knowing what He says will always happen! Be careful of things like, “the LORD spoke or put this on my heart” especially if it’s not backed by His word!
“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”
Today, let us just believe in the LORD, trust Him and be guided by His word! Don’t panic if you feel like you got off track a bit, just look to the LORD. He’ll get you back on!
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
Realize we all, from time to time, can get off track! Simple solution: just believe, seek and trust in the LORD! Have a blessed day just following Him!
“Abram dwelt in the land of Canaan, and lot dwelt in the cities of the plain and pitched his tent even as far as Sodom.”
We read in previous verses that herdsmen of Abraham and Lot weren’t getting along! The solution was to separate, which at times is a good idea, but it seems here that Lot had his eyes on the area of Sodom, it looked good and exciting! This is a good warning for us too! Things may look good, a shiny object so to speak, we just need to be careful and wait to see what the LORD says!
“Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!”
Sometimes we can and do get impatient, we get ahead of God or we are looking at the shiny object! We can start to look at others and think they are being more blessed or things are better for them and we start to quarrel! Be careful, don’t look at them, but instead look to the LORD!
“Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me.”
Today, don’t get impatient, don’t look to others and don’t feel left out! The LORD really has it all covered. Don’t get ahead of Him. When we do, we start quarrels with people and with the LORD! God has a perfect green pasture for us, so just look to Him. Have a blessed day!
“Now the LORD had said to Abram: Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.”
The LORD will often ask us to step out and go and He’ll let us know when we get there! It’s called faith!
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
As we get going about our day, know that even though we may have an agenda, a daily plan. Remember, the LORD has an ultimate plan. When obstacles arise, which they will, the LORD allows them to happen so we can exercise our faith in Him to show us His way!
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.”
Today, let us listen for the voice of the LORD and follow His directions! The best way to get direction from the LORD is to get into His word!
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Have a blessed day searching His word and then stepping out in faith to do it!
“From that time on, Yeshua (Jesus) began proclaiming, Turn from your sins to God, for the kingdom of Heaven is near!”
Matthew 4:17 CJB
Often times we can focus on the wrong things in life. We can be consumed by health, politics and basic life issues. What we really need is to be consumed by the LORD.
“Yeshua (Jesus) said to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers for men!”
Matthew 4:19 CJB
When we are fishing, casting our nets to catch people with the good news of salvation, we look forward! In other words, don’t look backward at failures, heartaches and missed opportunities!
“This is the day that the LORD has made, a day for us to rejoice and be glad.”
Psalm 118:24 CJB
Even though today may have its challenges, the LORD still made it! You may even be dealing with the messes from yesterday, but today is a fresh day to look for new opportunities! Let us all look for the chance to share the love of the LORD with someone! Cast out the net of salvation, proclaiming the good news of the LORD! May your day be richly blessed.