Good evening dear, I bet your day has been good. Before we go into the post, I do want to apologise for the late delivery of your usual “Monday faithpills”, I had a very long day yesterday (It was my induction day- i’m now a certified member of the International Strategic Management Institute). So lets go straight into the scriptures before it’s Wednesday and I have to start apologising again. Wink*
“In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron”. Exodus 16:2 NIV
I can only imagine how it felt like to be among the Israelites(about Six hundred thousand men, besides women and children) as they walked on dry ground with a wall of water on their right and on their left (Exodus 14:29) as they journeyed through the Red sea…the excitement and amusement on their faces as they experience firsthand the mighty power of God.
I bet that would have been the most watched video on youtube if it happened in our present day.
Although the Israelite had had a taste of God’s power back in Egypt where God dealt with the Egyptians while sparing them, the pathing of the Red sea was totally unique and mind-blowing, a remarkable experience that should have left a tremendous impact on their trust and relationship with God…and oh! Sure, it had.
Who wouldn’t have believed in God after such an experience? The greatest unbeliever would have!
The bible recorded it aftermath.
“And when the Israelites saw the great power displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.”
Exodus 14:31 NIV
The Israelites’ faith must have skyrocketed that very day the Lord delivered them from the hands of the Egyptians, but that didn’t last for long. Soon, these same people were grumbing and complaining, questioning God’s faithfulness and love for them.
It’s amazing how the Israelites quickly drift from faith to unbelief when faced with a new problem (of hunger and lack vs. 3). You know, we could condone this great act of unbelief if God had not been good to them, but no, not the Israelites- for God had been far-too-kind to them.
What were they thinking, that the Lord God, who brought them out of Egypt pathing the Red sea was incapable of feeding them?
It’s very easy for us to say that the Israelites were unstable in faith, but it’s funny how we often time behave like them. At one time, we are at an excited state in faith(such as, after a victory, promotion or success) and at the other, we act like electrons that have lost their quantum enerygies and are back to the ground state…
we readily forget how faithful the Lord has been (and will always be). At such times, God require that we count our blessings and name them one by one, like King David, not forgetting His benefit.(Psalm 103:1-2).
Are you going through a challenge, need a miracle or dissatisfied with your present condition?
Don’t get grumpy at God .
Rather count your blessings, giving Him thanks for what He has done for you in time past knowing that He is more than able to do exceeding abundantly above all that you can think or ask!
God loves you, and He will never let you down.
Start rejoicing, He is faithful!