Life has conditioned man to exhibit predictable behaviors depending with their need for safety and the threats faced at any given moment. We become defensive when we sense security breaches but are careless when we can trust. During famine, our natural reaction is to save and to hoard as much as we can in the hope that it will last longer. During difficult moments man’s survival tactic is to hoard, to secure and to keep. However God’s principle is contrary to expected norms. The paradox of God’s kingdom is that we are expected to behave contrary to what we can see. We lose our lives in order to find it, walk by faith not by sight and go up by coming down. We serve a God who asks us to sow during periods of famine and not go down to Egypt when everybody else is going there. During a period of severe famine in Isreal, God directed Elijah to a widow who was about to have her last meal and die. The natural reaction for this woman was for her to hoard and to keep so that it would last her and her only child as long as possible. God on the contrary expected her to give so that she can receive. As a country, we are going through a period where it’s easier to tell people that are seeking for our assistance how things are hard. The temptation is to keep the little we have to ourselves. Faith on the other hand challenges us to touch as many lives as possible during such moments. What genuine need have you ignored that God is asking you to reach out to this difficult moment? Can God trust you to give what you cannot keep so as to receive what you can keep? You can choose to either trust your fears or to trust God! God is our ever present help in trouble!
“If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength!” Proverbs 24:10 NIV
Last modified: September 24, 2020