“For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing”
It can be confusing at times to be in a relationship, whether its private, business or intimate and both parties are communication at cross purpose. Yes, one person says something which in their minds and as far as their communications skills can access is logical, yet the receiver looks at you as if you just turned from English to Greek with the only able to grasp or comprehend English.
I have to admit, I process a lot of material and converse in my mind as well; so some of my family have had a problem with me bringing them into a portion of that conversation I had already ruminated over and analyzed in my mind and just giving voice to bits and pieces. Trust me when I say that I take a lot of flak for this highly intelligent practice (my opinion of course).
But lets look at communication with God and see what has been His practice throughout the ages, but especially with the Israelites as they traversed the wilderness experience. God selected Moses as a main communication piece for direction and He backed it up with highly supernatural works of grace which confirms that this is not a Moses thing only, he is only the go-between, but I choose him to be a liaison between you and I. And this worked for the most part with the few exceptions such as Korah, Dathan and Abiram (Numbers 16 KJV); who wanted to be just as popular and front centre just as Moses. But the point I am getting at is: God specializes in getting His messages across to us so that there is no mistake in what He is attempting to accomplish.
In this reading, I want to focus on a promise that was given and granted: Moses reminded the Israelites that its been 40 long years and you had a wilderness experience and you lacked nothing; you were extremely blessed.
Let us look at our lives then: many of us are 40 or just around the corner from it; 40 is a central number; but if you want to look at it in another way, just think of whatever age you are now as being 40. But through it all, God has kept you. Your ALL might be depression, anger, murderer, thievery, lusting, adultery, fornication, cussin, lying, prostitution et, al.
Et, al, sums up every other wilderness experience you have fought with and overcame and you thought going through it you will never make it.
Hey over comer, I just want to tell you today that God has spoken into your wilderness and told you to step out of the wilderness. Going through it you never lacked and you probable thought someone would kill you, but for God. God alone knows, if you fought with the wilderness of drugs or alcohol you probable had to make a few people uncomfortable, but you can make restitution (it’s not too late), but the wilderness is over. Take a hold of the promise land and all its blessings and make a run for that new life.
Beloved, I am beseeching you today: do not die in the wilderness, make a run for the promise land; it is promised and it is sure. This is signed and sealed by God’s holy hand. Take it today.
Trivia: Which three individuals did God approach and say, “let me talk to y’all for a minute, meet me outside”?