Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Words of Encouragement

As I looked at this picture, it stood out from amongst the other trees because of its beautiful, vibrant color.  It's red was easily identified.  When I thought about this tree, I thought about us.  We should be like this red tree.  The covering of the red blood of Christ should be evident in each of the believers.  It should show us as beautiful and vibrant. 

and said to the entire Israelite assembly, "The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good. If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the LORD. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the LORD is with us. Do not be afraid of them." - Numbers 14:7-9

Who is Leading? God, if We Obey. The children of God receive a message about the leadership of God.  They are told that if they please God he will lead them to a land of plenty and from that land he will supply to them.  However what will stop that flow of plenty is rebellion from the will of God.

If the people want to be able to obtain the benefits of God they must obey the one that can lead them to the land of plenty.  God is the provider and it is only through him that we can obtain the provisions that we need.  If we want that storehouse to be opened to us, we must humble ourselves under the leadership of an awesome God.

Lord, today we ask you to lead us.  Lead us so that we can obey you, your way.  Help us to be your people and when we do we can have access to your provisions.