May you discover God’s wonderful blessings in your life,
One of our popular hymns says “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace.”
Moses wrote in Numbers “10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?” 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.”
Frustration comes easily when you deal with people. The people in Moses’ time were hard-hearted and had weak faith. We can understand why Moses lost patience with them. Every time Moses shifted his focus from God – it cost him. When he tried to help the people on his own accord – he would get frustrated. Remember, he spent 40 years herding sheep and people thru a wilderness.
How much of our frustrations come from our seeking to do things on our own? Without God’s help or guidance? God has placed people in our lives to support us – to minister to us and yes, to be ministered to by us. It is a two-way street – giving and receiving.
We will not be able to minister properly to others without keeping our focus on The Lord. If we were to read on in Numbers – we’d see that Moses was guilty of the very sins that he had just condemned the people for – and it cost him. Listen ”12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.”
If we keep our eyes focused on Jesus – we can become more like Him – and live more in tune with The Bible. This is the only way we can have God’s strength – peace – love – joy and patience. Turn your eyes upon Jesus…