“But it’s what I know! Yes, you’re right. I don’t like living like this, but…I just don’t know how to change it,” said the man, asking for a handout.
Because of where my church is located, I see several people who don’t live like I do. I feel bad for them, as you see them year after year in the same dessert, making another trip around Mt. Sinai. They remind me of the Children of Israel. They wanted so bad out of Egypt, but after they were out, they wouldn’t let go of Egypt. Most found their new life required them to trust God daily for their needs. Believe it or not they wanted to go back and live and die in Egypt.
The Israelites said, “Why didn’t GOD let us die in comfort in Egypt where we had lamb stew and all the bread we could eat? You’ve brought us out into this wilderness to starve us to death, the whole company of Israel!” (Exo 16:3 MSG)
The children of Isreal would have rather lived in slavery then in freedom in the land flowing with milk and honey that God promised was theirs. The effort to take the land proved to be too daunting, so they lived in sand. I see some people choosing to live the same way today!
I find sand to be irritating. It’s gets into everything and everywhere! When I got tired of sand in my underwear, I decided it was time to trust God and go to a new place, a new level in him to walk and live. I have been learning how to defeat the giants in the land, and when you put your trust 100% in him you find it doesn’t require that much of you. God simply wants to be trusted.
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