God of Provision


God is the God of Provision

Deut. 1-2 Looking back over the years is something I have been doing lately. As I wandered through my journals and my thoughts, I am overwhelmed by how God has provided through the many moves. Each time, He has provided a new home, a new church, and new friends. That being said, is why I know so many all over the east coast and here in TX! Just as I have recalled the memories, Moses does as well for the new generation. They may or may not have grown up in Egypt, but they have seen all God has done in the last 40 years. Moses begins by saying to the Israelites; when you trusted God, He provided and protected, and when you chose not to trust Him, you failed-BIG TIME; Kadesh Barnea in particular. 🙁 Do you have a Kadesh Barnea in your past? Thankfully, God’s mercy has wiped our slate clean of all our past sins and failures. As Paul reminded the Ephesians, you heard and believed, and you were saved by His grace through faith. 🙂

Moses reminded them of the grace of God to those who seem the most unlikely: Esau and Lot. Like them, we have had failures on top of failures, along with blessings upon blessings. God’s mercy and grace abounded! Do we stop and wonder why God’s grace has overflowed on us? Isaiah has the answer: “Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds,” says the Lord,” [Is. 55:8[. Today, as you read these chapters in Deuteronomy, stop and thank God, who is “compassionate and gracious…slow to anger, and abounding in loyal love and faithfulness” [Ex. 34:6]

As Moses reminded them, so this is our reminder: “all the years God has been with us, we have lacked nothing.” [Deut 2:7]

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