Have you ever heard of the saying, “be careful what you wish for.”? Well… sometime you find yourself eating EXACTLY what you prepared!Daily Bible reading: Num. 11-17
“And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it…” Num. 11:1
“Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat”. Num. 11:18
This morning I’m hearing the Holy Spirit saying, “When you whine – you’re gonna dine.” What? The children of Israel really mastered the art of whining, grumbling and complaining. What was the problem? Yes, they were set free from their bondage in Egypt, but now that they were free they had entered into a relationship of faith with the Lord. This relationship requires trusting the Lord. But they felt like the Lord wasn’t watching over them, or that He somehow didn’t care. This is always a dangerous assumption. So, the Lord had to deal with them in their childish ways, [ever been there?]. So, with their whining He gave them something to eat, and what a feast it was! There was so much food that it started coming out of their noses! What a sight it must have been! But, here’s the thing – their experience was the direct result of their whining. In other words they dined on what they whined on. They ate what they didn’t appreciate.
Do you like to eat saltine crackers and canned sardines? How about moldy bread with some butter that has been sitting out for a few months, with little stuff growing on it? No way! We like good food! Give me a nice salmon, or a juicy steak, fresh baked potato with sour cream… Mmm! Well, if we understand this in the natural, then it’s not too hard to understand in the spiritual. If you and I want to eat good we go to a nice restaurant. But if we don’t care how we eat… just do nothing. Don’t go shopping because you don’t like people. Don’t work because your Boss is mean. Just whine about everything and everybody and see how well you eat. I guarantee you’ll be whining and dining, alright. It’s time to realize just how good the Lord is. Amen! “Taste and see that the Lord is good!”
“Lord, as I come to you this morning I understand that whining is something that can easily get in my heart like a plague. Help me to be one who praises You every single day. Forgive me for any and all complaints. I turn my heart towards You and Your holy Temple – to exalt in You, to glorify You! Oh! You are glorious in my life! There is no one like You! Let me eat from Your Hand today, for I trust You for it, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”