Nehemiah 9:21 Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.
The children of Israel lacked nothing. Not even a blister was permitted on their feet, and their clothes were fresh and supernaturally preserved. God does miracles with ease and it costs Him nothing to supernaturally provide what you need. God does not hold back your healing to blackmail you to serve Him. He knows that you love Him because of signs and wonders and keeps doing the signs, but He longs for the day when you will grow and love Him even when nothing happens or we are in grief or experiencing disappointments.
If our business, ministry or projects are doing very well and not lacking in anything, what should be our reaction? We should go to God and His word to search if there is any wickedness in us and to correct this quickly. We should thank God for His mercies that endure forever. Our repentance must be truly heartfelt and genuine. If while experiencing God’s provision, someone is pointing to an area in our life that is not right … we are not to say ‘see we lack nothing” but instead to check and ask God for mercy to get right.
These were a proud and hardhearted people yet they lacked nothing although they were in the wilderness under a curse to wander aimlessly till the last rebel was dead. Ponder over this as you reflect on this verse. His gifts are without repentance … It takes deep thought and reflection to read spiritual signals correctly. We are much safer when we can sense God’s chastening …for so many have been “left alone” to their devices.
2Sa_22:36 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy gentleness hath made me great
Heb 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Verses for further meditation
Psalm 33:5 ; Galatians 5:22
Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders use scorecards and measurements to keep track of their vision. In the Bible, is God’s performance measuring mechanism.
Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, do not let me end up badly in future while enjoying provisions now. Correct me today that I may be a partaker in your righteousness. Amen
Nehemiah’s wall was built, so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste. Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.
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