When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.” But God led the people around by the way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. And the people of Israel went up out of the land of Egypt equipped for battle.- Ex 13:17-18 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to PROSPER you and NOT to HARM- Plans for Hope and a Future! God is our Father, and like every good PARENT, He is manipulating the situations in our life to grow us into the Possibilities and Potentials He has in mind for us. Why would God give us a blessing that we CAN NOT handle, or a situation that He cannot use to get us closer to HIS PURPOSE for us and our lives?
Leader, GOD put the Israelites on a strict manna diet to teach ‘Abraham’s seed’ to trust in the LORD and lean NOT on their own understanding. What an HONOR to be playing, ‘Father May I’ with the FATHER OF ALL THINGS…to be ‘HAND FED’ by the God of the universe; Jehovah Jireh! For God knew HIS people in advance, and HE CHOSE them to become like HIS Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Conduit, you are PRIVELEDGED; ACT LIKE IT! Now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are HIS HEIRS, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you. Amen!